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European Rental Awards & Market Update webinar

European Rental Awards & Market Update webinar

June 30, 2020

The 2020 European Rental Awards took place on 30 June in a webinar combined with an update on the European rental and construction markets.

The 2020 European Rental Awards took place on 30 June in a webinar including equipment rental and construction market updates from industry experts:
  • Pierre Boels, ERA President & CEO, Boels Rental: The response of the rental market to Covid-19
  • Martin Seban, Consulting Director, IHS Markit: Projections for the European construction market
  • Chris Sleight, Managing Director, Off-Highway Research: A new landscape for the global construction equipment market 
Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who made the shortlist. You can read all about the shortlisted entries here and see the winners for each category below.

  • Cross Rental Services (Ireland/UK)
  • Drial Wynajem (Poland)
  • Vatupassi (Finland) – WINNER
Milla Tarnanen, CEO of Vatupassi, said, “This win makes me so happy and unbelievably proud of the whole Vatupassi team. It shows that we are doing the right things and we are on the right path.”
  • Loxam (France)
  • Mollo Noleggio (Italy) – WINNER
  • Renta (Finland)
Mauro Mollo, CEO of Mollo Noleggio, said, “For our company, this award is of great value. But knowing our personalities and ambition, we will work for this recognition to be a starting point and not a finishing line.”
  • Atlas Copco (E-Air VSD electric compressor)
  • Caterpillar (301.7 CR mini excavator)
  • Consair (CAMU D2 dust extractor)
  • Endress (Energy Storage & SmartEnergyBox)
  • JCB (19C-1E electric mini excavator)
  • Wacker Neuson (Dual View dumpers) – WINNER
Alexander Greschner, CSO of Wacker Neuson, said, “During our Voice of Customer sessions, a lot of rental companies, from France, the UK and Germany, together with operators from all over Europe were working on the challenge to improve safety and security for operators and the environment on jobsites while working with dumpers.”
  • CheckMobile (AI-based damage detection software)
  • Intrador (Used equipment valuation tool and App)
  • Riwal (My Riwal App, VR training, augmented reality App)
  • Spartan Solutions (PHALANX digital operations platform) – WINNER
Jim Green, CEO of Spartan Solutions, said, “Innovation was always important, but now it’s vital for the rental industry to recover from this pandemic and get back on its feet again quickly. A big part of that is going to be digitalisation, and we believe rental companies just can’t hope to run their operations efficiently in future using paper processes.”
  • Volvo Construction Equipment (Sweden) – JOINT WINNER
  • GSV Materieludlejning A/S (Denmark) – JOINT WINNER
  • Hoogwerkt (The Netherlands)
Dan Vorsholt, CEO of GSV, said he was encouraged by the positivity and good ideas shared by delegates, adding, “It’s not a one-man show; we need to do this together with customers and suppliers.”

Johan Wollin, Global Director for Energy Management at Volvo CE, said, “We see that we can reduce a significant amount of costs due to non-energy benefits. We can reduce maintenance costs, we can reduce production consumables, we can even indirectly improve quality and safety by working on energy management.” The financial gains of these benefits were said to be substantially greater than the reduction in energy bills.
  • Haulotte (France)
  • Manitou (France) – WINNER
  • Skyjack (Canada)
Michel Denis, President and CEO of Manitou, said, “At Manitou group, we design and manufacture machines and services with passion, dedication, expertise and innovation to meet your needs: rental expectations. So we could not have expected better recognition.”
  • Vincent Albasini, CEO, Avesco Rent
  • Pierre Boels, President, European Rental Association & CEO, Boels Rental
  • Jaap Fluit, General Manager, Bredenoord
  • Karel Huijser, General Manager & Vice President, EMEA, JLG Industries
  • Murray Pollok, Managing Editor, International Rental News
  • Non-voting chair: Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, European Rental Association
The judges chose all the shortlists and winners, except for the Sustainability and Technical awards, which were judged by ERA Committees.