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ERA forecasts 5.6% rental growth in 2022
European equipment rental market recovered by 6.3% this year after a 7.2% fall in 2020
Herc acquires US lifting specialist
Chicago-based SkyKing Lift Rentals joins the Herc Rentals business
ARA forecasts rising rental revenues
Outlook for U.S. equipment rental remains positive for 2021 and beyond
Kobelco produces its 300,000th excavator
Japanese construction equipment reaches milestone with ‘sense of gratitude toward everyone’
Weir reveals ‘operational disruption’ from cyber attack
Mining, construction and oil and gas supplier reveals significant disruption from cyber attack
Global mobile crane fleets report now available
New study by Off-Highway Research and International Cranes and Specialized Transport sheds light on the world’s largest mobile crane fleets
Oshkosh reports “significant’ supply chain disruption
JLG’s owner says situation particularly challenging for access equipment and may lead to further price increases
KHL Group acquires SA Magazine
Global construction information supplier KHL Group has acquired Scaffold & Access Magazine (SA Magazine.)
Palfinger attack highlights escalation in cyber crimes
What lessons does the Palfinger case have for the wider construction equipment industry?
Martin Lehner joins Xelectrix Power
Former Wacker Neuson CEO becomes an investor and strategic advisor for Austrian energy storage specialist 
Kubota chairman awarded France’s National Medal
Masatoshi Kimata, Kubota’s chairman and representative director, is presented with the National Order of Merit Medal from France
JCB creates another 500 jobs
Manufacturer ‘sold out’ of newer construction models, with record demand for construction equipment ongoing
ERA CO2 calculator gets 1000s of visits
More than 850 CO2 emission calculations have been carried out using the European Rental Association’s CO2 Calculator
Honda and Komatsu team up for electric mini excavator
Partnership aims to allow Honda’s MPP batteries to be used with various Komatsu equipment
World of Concrete: a modest, yet promising start
As expected, attendance is lower, but the vibes seem positive in Las Vegas
JCB develops hydrogen-fueled engine
Engine is suitable for use in a range of equipment including loadalls, excavators and backhoes
China’s stimulus a huge boost for equipment sales
It is estimated that equipment sales would have fallen further if Covid-19 hadn’t occurred
Altaaqa partners with AFC Energy on fuel cell gensets
Saudi Arabian rental company and AFC Energy sign memorandum of understanding to develop hydrogen fuel cell products
Terex to move telehandler production to Mexico
Terex will close its Oklahoma City facility in early 2022 and move its GTH telehandler production to Monterrey, Mexico
Doosan Bobcat to invest $70 million in Statesville
Adding jobs and expanding manufacturing capacity for Bobcat machinery
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