Point-of-Rental System’s CLOUD, JLG Industries’ 1850SJ 185-foot boomlift, and Triple E Equipment’s Sherpa 100ECO, a battery-operated skid-steer loader, were the top prize winners in Rental Equipment Register (RER)’s annual Innovative Product Award. Point-of-Rental System took home the Gold award as the top vote-getter, followed closely by silver winner JLG and bronze winner Triple E Equipment, a brand-new company formed in 2013.
The awards were voted on by a select panel of judges including rental company owners, RER staffers and other rental industry participants.
Other contenders whose products resonated with voters included United Rentals’ United Academy, a training and certification management program for construction, industrial and rental participants; Perkins Engines for its twin turbo 1206F-E70TTA diesel engine; Atlas Copco for its Dynapac CA1300 D/PD soil roller; and Wacker Neuson for its 803 Dual Power mini excavator that runs off a standard diesel engine or can be connected to an electro-hydraulic pump, allowing the machine to operate emission-free. United Rentals, Perkins, Atlas Copco and Wacker Neuson were category winners in the miscellaneous, compaction, engines/power sourcing, and earthmoving categories respectively.
Other category winners include: Doosan Portable Power in the compressor/air tool category; EDCO in concrete-working equipment; HiPower Systems for generators/welders; Morbark in the lawn-and-garden category, Hilti in power tools; and Point-of-Rental Systems for technology enhancements for its AEMP telemetric integration.
Point-of-Rental was a dual-category winner, winning in the Technology Enhancements category as well as computer software for its CLOUD system, which also took home the Gold. JLG’s 1850 SJ won the lifts category and Triple E won the material handling category.
To learn about the gold, silver and bronze winners, click on: http://rermag.com/news/year-innovation-innovative-product-award. More extensive coverage of the category winners and all of the entrants will be published in the near future.