THE VOICE OF THE EQUIPMENT RENTAL INDUSTRY

COVID-19



Since the WHO declared the SARS-Coronavirus-2 (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic on 11 March, many European countries have enforced measures that restrict the movement of people and curtail economic activity. With the closure of construction sites and cancellation of events, this has serious consequences for the equipment rental industry, including the health and safety of rental companies’ staff, the suspension or cancellation of rental contracts, the management and maintenance of machinery, and the ability to retain staff and pay salaries.
 
On this page you will find links to information provided by rental associations, news updates relevant to the sector, important policy information and other associated information. The page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Please also see our news feed for the latest information about how the crisis is affecting the rental industry, watch the IRN Webinar on Rental & COVID-19 and listen to the podcast below on the trend towards renting construction equipment and why it is likely to continue in light of COVID-19.
 
 


Information from national and international rental associations

Finland
Association of Finnish Technical Traders
France 
Fédération DLR
Germany 
BBI
Italy
Assodimi//Assonolo
Norway
Norwegian Rental Association
Russia
NAAST 
Spain
ASEAMAC
Anapat 
Sweden
Swedish Rental 
Switzerland
VSAA/ASFP
United Kingdom
Construction Plant Hire Association
Hire Association Europe

International
American Rental Association 
Canadian Rental Association
Hire Industry Association of New Zealand 
Hire and Rental Industry Association, Australia
International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)

Construction sector updates

European policy updates

Financial support
Other
 

FROM COVID-19

Deutz cutting 1,000 jobs

August 19, 2020

Germany-based engine manufacturer to reduce global headcount by 1,000 to maintain competitiveness

Ritchie Bros. sees big increase in auction part...

August 13, 2020

Auctions in Europe and the Middle East see 66% increase in registrations in first half of 2020

United Rentals shares Covid-19 safety tips

August 13, 2020

United Rentals has shared nine protocols for safe operations during Covid-19

Sunbelt morphs in response to pandemic

July 8, 2020

Some operational changes prompted by Covid-19 will be adopted permanently

Zeppelin sagt Teilnahme an NordBau 2020 ab

July 7, 2020

Normalerweise ist die Teilnahme an der NordBau bei Zeppelin gute Tradition - nicht so 2020. Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie hat si...

JCB Finance approved for Covid lending

July 3, 2020

JCB Finance accredited to provide Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme in the UK