A marketplace for idle forklifts, earth diggers, and other equipment tries to jump start the sharing of assets between companies.
So far, the sharing economy has mostly been about consumers, but the opportunity for businesses is at least as large. While individuals can share their houses, cars, tools and parking spaces, companies also have valuable assets that might be useful to someone and could generate some extra cash.
Floow2, in the Netherlands, is an example of what an Airbnb for businesses could look like. A marketplace for equipment like forklift trucks and earth-diggers, it allows companies to list items they’re not using, and have other businesses rent them out.