ERA Newsletter | March 2021
ERA is pleased to invite you to attend its EU Industry Week event ‘Building a sustainable future – Transitioning towards a circular and low-carbon construction sector’ on 31 March, 10:00-11:45 CET (online).

The event will feature two panels of European policy and industry experts, as well as a presentation of the ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator.

Read more about the event.
Register here.
ERA has released a new and improved ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator, which now allows users to directly compare two separate scenarios for using construction equipment.

The Calculator was first released in January 2021 and is a free-to-use online tool to enable equipment stakeholders to make more sustainable choices when using construction equipment. It determines the carbon footprint of construction equipment over its entire lifecycle and is applicable to all types of equipment, from mini excavators and wheel loaders to generators, boom lifts and access platforms.

Try the ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator here and read more about it in the user guide.

Read more here.
ERA has released an update to its 2020 Market Report, covering the period 2019 to 2022 and with new year on year estimates for rental activity, construction and GDP in each of the 15 countries of the Market Report.

Although the European equipment rental sector was severely impacted by the pandemic in 2020, the overall impact of the pandemic has proven to be less significant than what was expected in September last year. Looking ahead, relative inertia in the construction sector and expected pro-cyclical policies from governments this year will result in a better-than-expected outlook for the equipment rental industry.

Read more here.

To order a copy of the report, please contact the European Rental Association at era@erarental.org.
The ERA Convention and European Rental Awards, due to take place at the MECC in Maastricht on 16 and 17 June, have been postponed to the autumn because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A new date and venue will now be found in September or October this year and an announcement will be made in the coming months. The decision was taken on the basis that a physical event in June was extremely unlikely due to the continued spread of COVID-19 around Europe.

Read more here.
ERA is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, featuring a brand new homepage and simplified menu structure, making it a more dynamic and easy-to-read experience.

The new website has easily accessible information about the association and industry, as well as to the many resources that ERA has produced over the years.

Visit the new website here.
Companies operating in Europe’s equipment rental industry are invited to complete the ERA/IRN RentalTracker survey for the first quarter of 2021.

The survey - jointly run by the European Rental Association (ERA) and International Rental News (IRN) - will be undertaken at the end of the first, second and fourth quarters during 2021. It is available in six languages and takes less than five minutes to complete, with results treated anonymously and confidentially.
ERA welcomes new members
ERA has recently welcomed 7 new members to the association.

Direct members:

- Niederstaetter Spa AG is a family owned rental company based in South Tyrol in northern Italy that has been working in the construction sector for over 40 years.
- Renta Group Oy is a rental company founded in Finland in 2016 that rents a wide range of machinery and equipment used on construction sites and provides related services.
- Locamod is a generalist rental company based and operating in France.
- Ardent Hire is a rental company based in the UK, with 11 depots and renting general construction equipment.

Associate members:

- CNH Industrial is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence.
- Satellite Industries srl, based in Belgium and operating worldwide, is a manufacturer of mobile sanitation and modular space.
- Gorman-Rupp Europe Pumps is a pump manufacturer based in the Netherlands and operating in the EU, UK, Russia and Turkey.

Read more about the benefits of ERA membership and how to join here.
For more information: era@erarental.org | +32 2 761 1604 | www.erarental.org