ERA Newsletter | October 2020
ERA Sustainable Supplier Framework - a harmonised and more effective approach to supplier assessments
The ERA Sustainable Supplier Framework benefits rental companies and suppliers by providing a common approach to supplier assessments, eliminating the need for repeat assessments and raising sustainability standards across the industry.

The Framework provides a set of minimum requirements and aspirations for sustainability in the areas of human rights and working conditions, health and safety, responsible sourcing of components and raw materials, environmental performance, business ethics and product sustainability performance.

Download the Framework here.
Coming soon - ERA Market Report 2020
The ERA Market Report 2020 will be published in October with a country-by-country analysis of 15 European countries, detailing actual market size (2017–18), estimates (2019–20) and forecasts (2021-2022) in the local currency, and key ratios including fleet size and investment (2017 – 2020). It will also include penetration rates against countries’ GDPs and construction outputs.

To pre-order your copy, or for any other information about the ERA Market Report 2020, please contact us at
COVID-19 survey: uneven impact on Europe's heavy machinery industry
A survey of machine owners, dealers, contractors and rental companies, carried out by ERA, CECE and Lectura, has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an uneven impact across different geographies, with business conditions varying from country to country.

For rental companies, a majority of respondents (64%) reported a decline in business during the pandemic, with 33% reporting a decline of 30-50% or over 50%. The biggest impact was on short-term rentals and southern and western Europe were hardest hit.

Read the survey results here.
EU Online Platforms Regulation
The EU regulation on platform-to-business trading practices started to apply on 12 July 2020, targeting online platforms, search engines, price comparison tools and other online marketplaces. As such, the regulation is applicable to most rental platforms.

Rental offers solution to COVID-19 uncertainty
The construction equipment rental industry is in a strong position to provide solutions to the short- and long-term challenges in the construction sector, particularly in light of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ERA TCO Calculator can help you make the right choice when deciding to own, rent or lease equipment. Watch our video to see how it works.
3rd Construction Equipment Forum, Berlin
ERA will take part in the 3rd Construction Equipment Forum in Berlin from 30 November to 1 December. The focus of this year's conference is 'Digital, autonomous & green: the construction site of the future becomes reality' and will be accompanied by an exhibition enabling participants to engage with experts from buyers, manufacturers and suppliers of the entire construction equipment industry.

A 20% discount is available for ERA members with the promocode CEF20COOP2.

Find out more about the event and register here.
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