Business Roundup: Sunbelt Rentals revenue up 20% in 1Q; Topcon buys ThunderBuilt BV Group; Terex optimizing pricing with Syncron; Takeuchi adds Halo Autosports of Fla.; Rippeon new Md. ASV dealer

Rippeon Equipment of Md. joins ASV dealer network

Rippeon Equipment has joined the dealer network of compact track and skid-steer loader manufacturer ASV Holdings.

Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Rippeon Equipment will offer all ASV Posi-Track compact track loaders, which ASV says features best-in-class rated operating capacity, cooling systems and hydraulic efficiency.


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Halo Autosports of Fla. the latest Takeuchi-US dealer

Takeuchi-US has added Halo Autosports as its newest dealer in Florida.

Based in Brooksville, Florida, Halo will carry Takeuchi’s full lineup of equipment, including compact excavators, compact track loaders, skid-steer loaders and wheel loaders.


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Terex to optimize global parts pricing with Syncron Price

Terex has selected Syncron Price to optimize its global service parts pricing.

Syncron is a provider of cloud-based after-sales service solutions to help manufacturers maximize product uptime and deliver exceptional customer experiences, the company says. Manitowoc also utilizes Syncron pricing solutions.


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Topcon buys ThunderBuild BV Group to expand paving solutions portfolio

Topcon Positioning Group has completed the purchase of ThunderBuild BV Group, expanding the portfolio of Topcon paving solutions.

Based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, ThunderBuild develops software related to logistics management with a primary focus in the asphalt market, as well as additional applications that pertain to the transport of bulk materials, Topcon says.


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Sunbelt Rentals revenue climbs 20% in 1Q as company opens 30 new stores

Ashtead Group, which operates in the U.S. as Sunbelt Rentals, has reported another quarter of strong growth.

The company says equipment rental revenue grew 19 percent during the first quarter, ending July 31, over 1Q 2017 to £961 million ($1.25 billion). Total revenue grew 22 percent to £1.05 billion ($1.4 billion).

Ashtead CEO Geoff Drabble says the company has seen sustained strong demand in each of its markets as equipment customers demonstrate more and more reliance on rental machines.


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