Alimak joins IPAF as Sustaining Member

By Lindsey Anderson02 February 2021

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has announced Alimak Group as its fourth Sustaining Member. Alimak Group joins Haulotte, APEX and Henderson Insurance Brokers, part of AON Group, as Sustaining Members of the federation.

Alimak is a global mastclimbing work platform (MCWP) and construction hoist (passenger, goods, transport platforms) manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Stockholm and has 26 subsidiary companies with a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide. 

Angel Ibañez, IPAF’s global representative for MCWPs and related products, said, “Alimak has long been a very active member supporting IPAF in the development of training courses and safety campaigns, especially from the UK branch, as well as being members of the MCWP, lift and hoist dedicated work group.

“In the past five years, IPAF has intensified its activity in the realm of MCWPs and hoists and has expanded its involvement in developing training and standards for the sector, so to have Alimak Group on board as a sustaining member will be excellent as it will allow us to tap into the company’s expertise and global presence to help promote quality training and safety best practice regarding MCWPs and hoists worldwide.”

Sustaining Member is a relatively new category of IPAF membership designed to recognize and sustain IPAF’s strategic initiatives and overall contribution to improving safety and productivity in powered access worldwide.

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Alimak and its subsidiaries in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S. are now all IPAF members in their own right, as part of the overarching membership agreement.

Peter Douglas, CEO and MD of IPAF, said, “The past year has shown us how important it is to work together for the collective benefit of our industry, and the value that IPAF can offer as a key point of reference for vital safety and technical advice, advocacy when developing new standards or dealing with government bodies, and offering business intelligence to our members and the wider industry.

“IPAF would of course not exist without our members and we could not progress our strategic objectives without them, including improving global incident reporting and developing our training programme and safety and technical materials in response to what accident data is telling us. We are very grateful that Alimak Group has decided to join Haulotte, APEX and Henderson Insurance in recognising this and committing to sustaining the work we do now and in the future.”

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