News Edition #997
22 October 2020
This week, we report that equipment rental is tipped to fall by 10% in Europe this year, based on market analysis just released.
The slump comes after a 4% rise last year, and is attributed largely to the impact of COVID-19.
While falling rental rates are hurting the businesses directly involved, the implications are far broader. As we regularly report, hire companies represent a significant market for equipment, with billions of dollars/Euros of stock and a healthy flow of orders for the major manufacturers. Falling demand will not only mean idle fleets, but also a reluctance to continue to invest in inventory - and this will hurt the forklift makers already impacted by falling sales.
But end-users are winners in the short term, with rental costs likely to fall as rental businesses seek to keep equipment turning over.
World News
L'Horme, France
COVID-19 continues to impact on materials handling sales, with Haulotte Group reporting a revenue slump of 23% in the third quarter - to EUR102.4 million (USD120.5 million). At the end...
Brussels, Belgium
Equipment rental in Europe is tipped to fall by 10.4% this year, after a modest rise last year. The latest Market Report from the European Rental Association (ERA) notes...
Warrington, United Kingdom
Jungheinrich UK plans to consolidate its business operations in North West England into one central hub, centralising its logistics processes in the North within a state-of-the-art facility. The new...
Shanghai, China
Arvato Supply Chain Solutions has expanded its network in China with two new locations in Shanghai and Guangzhou. The supply chain and e-commerce service provider now has a total...
Helsinki, Finland
Kalmar is introducing a new range of G-Generation top loaders with improved hydraulics, fuel consumption and operator ergonomics. Top loaders are typically used in container terminals for moving loaded...
Cotignola RA, Italy
A leading Dutch manufacturer of concrete products from bricks to slabs is benefiting from a switch to a Carer electric forklift. Struijk Verwo Infra has several factories, including one...
Tessenderlo, Belgium
Waste company BTU Hartmeier Entsorgung has added a fifth Hyundai wheel loader to its fleet. The company disposes of waste from construction sites around Munich, and ensures the certified...
Moorebank, NSW, Australia
Located in Polo Flat, Cooma, in New South Wales' Snowy Mountains region, High Country Truss and Frames and adjoining business Cooma H Hardware have experienced exponential growth over the...
Mountain View, CA, United States
Nervous about catching COVID-19 in a warehouse? Just work from home - even if you're a forklift driver. That's the message from Elliot Katz, co-founder of Phantom Auto, a company...
Lincolnton, NC, United States
Shawn Mairet from Hydac was the winner of this year's Lincoln County Industrial Managers Association Forklift Rodeo. Second place went to Orlando Sarmiento of Active Concepts, with Ramsey Magness...
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