2023 European Rental Awards
Celebrate the creativity and innovation in Europe’s equipment rental industry and network with industry peers at the European Rental Awards, the most prestigious awards event for the industry.
The 16th annual European Rental Awards will take place on the evening of 7 June 2023, during the ERA Convention, the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) and APEX Show in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
The Awards are jointly organised by the European Rental Association (ERA) and International Rental News (IRN), and include the following categories:
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The panel of judges is as follows:
– Kari Aulasmaa, CEO, Renta Group
– Pierre Boels, ERA President
– Soeren Brogaard, CEO, Trackunit
– Murray Pollok, Managing Editor, International Rental News
– Armin Rappen, CEO, mateco Holding
– Non-voting Chair: Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, ERA
SMALL RENTAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR (revenue less than €15m)
For a small rental comany that has demonstrated an excellent and improving performance in one or more areas of its business in 2022 and early 2023. This could include efforts to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, improvements to customer service, enhancements to employee training, notable fleet investment, financial performance, or new and successgul initiatives.
LARGE RENTAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR (revenue more than €15m)
For a large rental comany that has demonstrated an excellent and improving performance in one or more areas of its business in 2022 and early 2023. This could include efforts to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, improvements to customer service, enhancements to employee training, notable fleet investment, financial performance, or new and successgul initiatives.
RENTAL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
The award will go to a new product introduced into Europe during the final months of 2021, 2022 or early 2023 and will recognise a fantastic product that has benefitted rental businesses, either by offering operational benefits (such as improved ease of use or lower cost maintenance) or new revenue streams (for a new product concept or new application).
Judges also take into account sustainability issues, looking at the product over its entire lifecycle, including manufacturing, operating costs, fuel economy, engine emissions and recycling. The award is open to any supplier that is selling its product in Europe.
ERA SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE AWARD: BEST INITIATIVE IN PEOPLE
This award will be assessed by the members of the ERA Sustainability Committee and is open to all rental companies and rental associations operating in Europe.
The entries will be judged on initiatives, campaigns and other efforts made to attract, recruit and retain talent in the equipment rental industry. Judges will be looking for details of recruitment campaigns and efforts to make rental an attractive industry at all levels of the workforce, including evidence of success.
ERA TECHNICAL COMMITTEE AWARD: BEST TRAINING MATERIALS ADAPTED TO RENTAL
This award will be assessed by the rental company members of the ERA Technical Committee and is open to all OEMs. (In a change from previous years, OEMs are invited to submit entries for this award.)
The award will go to a compant that has produced high quality training materials adapted to the needs of the rental industry and in accordance with the ERA document ‘Training Levels 1 and 2 – ERA Technical Committee’s Recommendations‘. Levels 1 and 2 concern simple actions and procedures concerning the maintenance of equipment.
ERA/IRN RENTAL PERSON OF THE YEAR
This award will recognise an outstanding contribution to Europe’s rental industry in 2022 (or in recent times). The award may recognise a significant performance in any one of a number of areas, including safety, sales, operations, fleet management, senior management, etc.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award will recognise an outstanding contribution to Europe’s rental industry over a career.