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THE PREMIER AWARDS FOR THE EUROPEAN RENTAL INDUSTRY

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Award categories

• Large Rental Company of the Year (turnover above €15 million)

• Small Rental Company of the Year (turnover under €15 million)

• Rental Product of the Year

• ERA Technical Committee Award

• Sustainability Committee Award: Best Safety innovation

• Best Digital Innovation

• ERA/IRN Rental Person of the Year

• Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Note: no entries are required for the ERA Technical Committee Award. This award will be assessed and awarded by the ERA Technical Committee.

 

AWARDS DEADLINE

Friday 19 March, 2021

 

 

 

 

Judging criteria

 

The judging criteria for the categories are:

 

Large Rental Company of the Year (turnover above €15 million)

For a large rental company that has demonstrated an excellent and improving performance in one or more areas of its business in 2020 and early 2021. 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 successful initiatives.

 

Small Rental Company of the Year (turnover under €15 million)

For a small rental company that has demonstrated an excellent and improving performance in one or more areas of its business in 2020 and early 2021. 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 successful initiatives.

 

Rental Product of the Year

This award will go to a new product introduced into Europe during the final months of 2019, during 2020, or early 2021 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 of 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 products in Europe.

 

ERA Technical Committee Award

This award will be assessed and decided by the ERA’s Technical Committee and no entries are called for.

 

The ERA Technical Committee Award is for a manufacturer who has done the most, in the view of the committee, to meet the needs of the rental industry. For example, manufacturers who have modified or designed machines in a way that reduces cost of ownership.

 

Best Safety Innovation Award

The award will be assessed by the members of the ERA Sustainability Committee.

 

The Safety Innovation Award will go to a single project or initiative within a rental company, a rental association or a supplier to the rental industry for an outstanding improvement in safety. This could encompass labour and safety, training, use of technology. The project or initiative will be assessed on the following criteria: long-term impact, innovation, cost efficiency, adaptability to SMEs, recent implementation, and already functioning.

 

Best Digital Innovation

This award is open to rental companies and supplier companies serving the rental market in Europe.

 

The award will recognise a digital innovation that enhances a rental business. This could include technology that makes rental operations more efficient – whether in sales, logistics or administrative functions - or which improves a rental company’s interactions with customers, such as a customer App or other customer service offering.

 

The judges will be looking for a digital development that really made a difference to a rental company during late 2019, during 2020 or early 2021.

 

 

AWARDS DEADLINE

Friday 19 March, 2021

 

The judges

The five judges and the chair will be:

 

• Pierre Boels, ERA President & CEO, Boels Rental

• Peter Douglas, CEO, IPAF

• Bernd Holz, Managing Director, Ammann Group

• Murray Pollok, Managing Editor, International Rental News

• Dan Vorsholt, CEO, GSV Materieludlejning

• Non-voting chair of judges: Michel Petitjean

 

 

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Pierre Boels

Peter Douglas

Bernd Holz

Murray Pollok

Dan Vorsholt

Michel Petitjean

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