United Rentals buys power equipment assets from Cummins

Updated Sep 1, 2017

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Following the announcement last week of its plans to purchase of Neff Corporation, United Rentals says it has bought power equipment assets from Cummins, with service and equipment available immediately.

The purchase gives the company Cummins’ mobile rental generator fleet made up of equipment with output ranging from 150 Kilowatts to 2 Megawatts. Cummins will continue to manufacture, service and support new power generation equipment for rental markets.

“We’re continuing to realize strong demand for power solutions across North America,” says Paul McDonnell, United Rentals senior vice president – sales and specialty operations. “This strategic expansion of our fleet ensures greater availability and a larger customer service organization. I want to personally welcome our new employees and customers to United Rentals. I also want to thank Cummins for working closely with our team to accomplish a seamless transition.”

A “small number” of Cummins employees in Canada and the U.S. have joined United Rentals, the company reports, as a step to help “maintain customer and fleet continuity.”

“We believe this move will benefit our customers and both companies,” says Tony Satterthwaite, Cummins Distribution Business President. “Customers will have access to United Rentals’ extensive rental fleet and Cummins will place a greater degree of focus on delivering the highest quality products and support to our customer base. Cummins wants to continue improving the experience for our customers because we understand that when they succeed, we succeed.”