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Three tips for equipment rental in GCC's FM sector

by Neha Bhatia on Jan 18, 2017


Haulotte electric lifts assist with the routine FM and cleaning of the holy mosque, the Masjid Al-Haram, in Makkah.
Haulotte electric lifts assist with the routine FM and cleaning of the holy mosque, the Masjid Al-Haram, in Makkah.

The GCC’s property markets are charting a course to recovery after 2016’s quietude due to low oil prices and, it appears, construction activity will also shift gears in the months to come.

All signs point towards a busy 12 months for the region’s FM providers and as annual budgets are finalised this month, it is worth examining how equipment investments can be maximised by FM teams in the upcoming year.

The equipment rental segment is on a high in the Middle East, driven by demand from the local construction and FM sectors.

Already, Haulotte electric lifts assist with the routine FM and cleaning of the holy mosque, the Masjid Al-Haram, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

As regional operator outfits grapple with reduced fluidity in the aftermath of last year’s low oil prices, equipment rental options – a combination of machines, technical knowhow, and safety credentials – are gaining traction with FM operators.

Alain El Tawil, managing partner at Grako, is among the supporters of rental procurement for equipment his company's needs.

Grako is a high-access cleaning specialist which features projects such as Burj Khalifa in its portfolio. 

The following pages list El Tawil's top three factors that make the ideal equipment rental partner. 



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