UK catches the test-for-rent wave

01 February 2007

Electro Rent, founded in 1965 to meet the US ‘space race’, has identified the increased demand for instrument rental and leasing in Europe and expanded into the UK. Key areas for equipment rental are aerospace and defence, wired and wireless communications, semiconductor and IT industries. The UK has been identified as the largest market in the UK, with a 35 to 45 per cent share. France is second with a 30 per cent share.

and time-to-market pressures increase the pressure on development teams who also have to cope with meeting new and multiple standards, particularly in communications sectors.

Electro Rent Europe ( can provide equipment from 174 manufacturers which includes test names such as Agilent Technologies, Anritsu, Fluke, Gould, Le Croy, Rhode & Schwarz, Tektronix and Yokogawa and Megger for electrical test. Short, medium and long-term rental and lease with purchase options are available. The rental contract can be offset against the purchase price if a project progresses to warrant the investment. The company also sells reconditioned equipment and offers
buy-back schemes.

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