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Spiders in the church of Rembrandt and van Gogh

You find your venue: a 400-year old church, full of history. You want to use the church to put on a stunning musical project on the life of Vincent van Gogh. The only snag: installing 40 projectors at 14 metres height. So what do you do? It was this very quandary that brought cultural entrepreneur, Marcel Vos to our Amsterdam branch. The rest is history - both literally and figuratively. Read on and watch the video of this niche job, tackled by our Amsterdam and Velddriel colleagues.

Construction of the multimodal station in Mons, Belgium

The new station in the Belgian city of Mons is a real eye-catcher, and not simply on account of its size. The design by well-known architect, Santiago Calatrava, commissioned by a consortium composed of the SNCB, Infrabel, OTW and the Municipality of Mons, has captured the imaginations of many across Europe and beyond. That makes it all the better that Boels Rental is the main supplier for this historic project.

A long-term, full-service shortlease cooperation in corporate style and colour

In order to offer a better and complete service to television producers, Studio Baarn, is hiring four machines over the coming five years to help build and break down film sets. The five-year short lease cooperation has allowed Boels to offer an extra service to Studio Baarn, which is spray painting the machines in matte black instead of the Boels orange. And that has put a smile on the faces at Studio Baarn.

Sunprojects deploys Boels Rental total package for construction of large-scale solar park

There is a lot involved in developing a solar park. Sunprojects develops the innovative parks throughout the Netherlands from planning to implementation. For a new project that will be completed in the first quarter of 2021 in Eerbeek, Sunprojects once again entered into a collaboration with Boels Rental to realise the construction. This collaboration is mainly characterised by the single point of contact by Boels Rental from its Haarlem branch. The extensive cooperation is coordinated by one contact person, to be able to switch quickly and keep communication clear and transparent for the client.

Onsite rental during completion of Mall of the Netherlands

In Leidschendam, work is well under way at the largest covered shopping centre in the Benelux: Westfield Mall of the Netherlands. It is an extraordinary retail destination with 280 shops and restaurants. Reinier Lourens is the Boels account manager for this large-scale project. He explains why Boels Onsite was chosen: a temporary depot on location.

Boels at Brexit car parks around ferry terminals

On behalf of Van Mourik, Boels Rental has set up four temporary Brexit parking locations near the ferry terminals in the Rotterdam port area.

Boels total package used for renovation of Tilburg Municipal Office

Renovation of the Tilburg Municipal Office is currently under way in the city centre. The building is getting a royal touch, as it will form one whole with the adjacent Palace Town Hall that was built around 1848 for none other than King Willem II. Boels is total supplier of all the rental equipment for this sustainable renovation project.

Boels supplies zero-emission machines to Belgian scale-up

Belgian company Aerocircular disassembles aircrafts for recycling and up-cycling, and only works with zero-emission machines from Boels. In doing so, it embraces a fully sustainable, zero-emission rental solution.

Boels lifts construction of the world’s most modern paper factory to great heights

In the German town of Sandersdorf-Brehna, construction is in full swing on the world's most modern paper factory. Boels is closely involved with every phase of the project. In order to be able to build the production halls measuring 35 metres in height and a length of 450 metres, the rental company has supplied a wide variety of aerial work platforms.

Custom zero-emission rental solution

More and more companies are noticing an upturn in demand for working and building sustainably. Not just because clients are requesting this specifically in their tenders, but also because companies themselves want to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions. Investing in a completely new line of zero-emission machines, however, is expensive. The solution is to rent. And Boels is the ideal rental partner.

Large-scale reconstruction Nederrijn bridge

The Nederrijn bridge on the A50 motorway – an important link in the (inter)national north-south traffic corridor in the Netherlands - is currently undergoing large-scale reconstruction. Main contractor Mourik Infra B.V. (including Vogel B.V. and Vogel Kathodische Bescherming B.V.) and Brabotech B.V. sought cooperation with Boels immediately after the project was awarded.

One Stop Shopping and Solar

Solar Weekend is surely one of the most creative festivals in the Netherlands. The multi-faceted event takes place once a year in Roermond. Again in 2019, for the ninth year running, the organisation was able to build upon the expertise of Boels Rental. Thanks to the close cooperation between the international rental company and the organisers of Solar, and of course also the fantastic programme, the more than 32,000 visitors enjoyed a wonderful festival weekend.

At the base of the world’s biggest wind turbine

More and more leaders in industry are opting for the very strong service and comprehensive product range of Boels. Sif Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers of steel pipes with a length of up to 120 metres, has also made this choice. The pipes are used for the foundations of wind turbines and for oil and gas platforms at sea.

One building site, five subcontractors, One Boels

Kaufland is a leading German supermarket group with more than 700 branches in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Romania. Boels played an important role during the construction of the new Kaufland site in Backnang in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Powerful solution for urgent heating problem

A large corporation contacted Boels One Call last winter to see if Boels was able to help with heating the office building. The regular heater had broken down and a temporary solution was urgently needed.

Sustainable Graz is ready for a green future

In an era in which we increasingly experience the effects of climate change, sustainable initiatives are more important than ever. Helios is a good example of this. This Austrian project – unique in Europe – combines heat from solar energy and landfill gas with extensive storage capacity. A complex project which, among other things, required the construction of a major solar thermal energy installation with solar panels covering an area of 2,000 m2. The energy generated by the installation is transferred directly into the city heating network in Graz.

Construction of apartment complex in Valkenswaard (NL)

For the construction of a modern apartment complex in Valkenswaard, in the Dutch province of Brabant, boilers were needed, among other equipment, to dry the concrete and screed floors quickly and effectively. The complex consists of a total of 38 apartments. In six of these, the floors have already been dried with the help of three 22 kW mobile boilers. The contractor for the project, Bots Bouwgroep, knew which specialised party it could trust: its reliable partner, Boels Rental.

Boels equipment used for supermarket alterations

When making alterations to supermarkets, construction company Fried van de Laar uses the equipment supplied by its regular equipment rental partner: Boels Rental.

Placing and connecting a new section to the Noorderbrug in Maastricht

The new Noorderbrug section was connected to the existing bridge structure in Maastricht (the Netherlands) in August 2017. The contractor responsible for this project, Strukton Civiel Projecten B.V., used Boels Rental equipment to ensure that this impressive operation was completed in just two weeks.

A project according to the book

The project for refurbishing and renewing all the train station platforms at Venlo-Blerick (the Netherlands) had been won on a tight deadline and subject to strict conditions. So the customer, Knipscheer Rail-Infra B.V., needed a supplier of rental equipment that was capable of performing optimally under time pressure.

Renovation of former locomotive workshop

The transformation of the former locomotive workshop behind the central station is regarded one of Tilburg's most prestigious projects. “It's as if the LocHal has given the city a piece of its history back,” says Boels area account manager Nick Welten enthusiastically. “And that’s precisely what made this assignment so special. Incidentally, that was also the case with the level of collaboration that we built up with the main contractor BINX Smartility – it was a real partnership.”

Seven kilometres of fencing

Last year marked exactly 100 years since the Republic of Czechoslovakia was founded in 1918, and this did not go unnoticed. One of the many festivities that took place were the NATO Days in Ostrava in September. Ostrava, with over 296,000 inhabitants, is the third-largest city in the Czech Republic.


The mine complex in Beringen (Belgium) covers 100,000 m2, making it the largest industrial heritage site in Flanders. Under the name of be-MINE, 32 hectares will be redeveloped to create an area for residential homes, businesses, shops and leisure facilities. Two construction companies, Van Roey Groep and Democo, have set up a trade association called THV Mijnbouw specially for this ten-year project. Their rental partner is Boels Rental.

Zeeland Bridge facelift

Over the past year, 33 of the 54 pillars supporting the 5-kilometre plus long Zeeland Bridge, which has been a national monument since 2015, were given a new coat of paint. Work on the remaining 21 pillars will take place in 2019. The immense paint job was completed in three months by a special team assembled by the contractor Gebr. Van Kessel, a member of the Koninklijke VolkerWessels Group.

Boels shines its light on work in the Westerscheldetunnel

During the night of Tuesday 30 May and the early hours of Wednesday 31 May 2017, the Westerscheldetunnel (the Netherlands) was completely closed to traffic to allow annual maintenance and renovation work. Time was an important factor: Westerscheldetunnel Maintenance only had six hours to get the job done. Challenging? Yes, but not unachievable. The equipment and logistic plan provided by Boels Rental made it possible to achieve the desired result before the deadline.

3 kilometres of concrete sawing work in just 100 hours

When a huge concrete cutting job needs to be completed in a short time, it's essential to plan well, have enough people on the job and use the right equipment. In the Kennedy Tunnel from Antwerp to Ghent, JNS Betonboringen was contracted by Besix to take care of this specialist concrete sawing job. The railway tunnel is being upgraded and the cable ducts had to be replaced over a length of 3 kilometres. JNS Betonboringen sawed off these cable ducts in concrete that is 20 cm thick. In addition to the eight wall saws it already owned, the concrete drilling specialist hired another nine wall saws from Boels Rental to get this enormous job done.

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