When it comes to hire, Boels is one of Europe’s major success stories. Established with one branch in 1977 by Pierre Boels senior, the company is now one of the leading rental companies in Europe. Boels, based in the Netherlands, employs 1500 people and has more than 190 depots in six European countries; the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Boels Verhuur is one of the fastest growing rental companies in Europe. Its rental revenues in 2007 were €153 million, a 27.5% increase over 2006.
In July 2008 Boels acquired the rental business of Belgian Bobcat dealer Vangaever, including both its CAT-Rent operation and its sister company BCL. At the same time Boels announced the acquisition of Netherlands party and events rental company, diff’Rent, one of the top five party/events rental specialist in the Netherlands.