IAPA award shortlists announced

By Murray Pollok28 January 2011

The IAPA judges met in London on Friday 28 January and have confirmed the following shortlists for each category, with the winners to be announced at the awards ceremony in Amsterdam on 14 April.

The shortlists are:

Access Rental Company of the Year
Alo Rentals, Chile
Easi Uplifts, Republic of Ireland
Facelift Access Hire, UK
Industrial Access, Romania
Lavendon Access services, UK

IPAF Safety Champion
Carl Evans, HSS Hire, UK
Srini Kadaba, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, Saudi Arabia
Teresa Kee, NES Rentals, USA
Douglas McLuckie, A-Plant, UK
Kevin O'Shea, Mastclimbers, USA

Contribution to Safe Working at Height
AFI-Uplift, UK
Bronto Skylift, Finland
BS Technology, Singapore
Lavendon Access Services, UK
ZT Safety Systems, UK

Access Project of the Year
Harsco Infrastructure Services - Heron Tower Project, UK
Mastclimbers & Goedecke Equipment - Robert A Young Refurbishment Project, USA

Award for Outstanding After Sales Service
Access Plus Scotland, UK
Independent Parts & Service (IPS), UK
Terex Aerial Work Platforms, USA

Product of the Year - Vehicle/Trailer Mounted
CTE: B-Lift 20.13 MP
France Elevateur: 111F eco Elevator
Oil&Steel Northern Europe/HCNL: Snake 2714 compact
TIME International: Versalift ET-36-LF Electric

Product of the Year - Self Propelled (booms, scissors, atrium lifts)
Haulotte Group: HA12CJ+
MEC Aerial Work Platforms: Titan Boom
MULTITEL Pagliero: SMX225
Teupen Maschinenbau: LEO 25 T Plus
Merlo: MPR
Holland Lift: Megastar G320EL30

Product of the Year - Mast Climbing Work Platform/Hoists
GEDA-Dechentreiter: Geda 300 Z/ZP Transport Platform
Alimak Hek: Alimak Scando 650

Product of the Year - Low-Level Access
Custom Equipment: HB-830
Bravi UK: Caddy
Skyjack: SJ12
Power Towers: Nano SP

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner to be announced on the night


Best Marketing Campaign for IPAF Training
Access Plus Scotland, UK
BS Technology, Singapore
HERT Arbeitsbuhnen, Germany
Mastclimbers, USA

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year
Claudio Figueroa Garcia, Alo Training
Jur Kamsteeg, Riwal
Steve Murdoch, HSS Hire
Felice Maurizio Vivalda, Mollo
Gurpartap Singh, Rapid Access/Lavendon Group

Best New IPAF Training Centre
Heyrod Construction, UK
NES Rentals, USA
Piattaforme Aeree Formazione (PAF), Italy
SETIF di Roberto Catana, Italy

The awards are a joint venture between Access International and IPAF.

The judges were: Roger Bowden, owner/founder, Niftylift, UK: Gerhard Hillebrand, IPAF Italy representative; Murray Pollok, managing editor, Access International; Steve Shaughnessy, IPAF president; and Mike Watts, chairman/founder, Sunstate Equipment, US.

Tim Whiteman IPAF's managing director said "Our industry relies on professionalism and innovative design to stay safe and effective - it is right that we should recognise the innovators, leaders and pioneers that make that possible."

Maria Harding, Access International's Editor said, "In this the third year of the IAPAs we have had more entries than ever before. It is extremely gratifying to have so many excellent access companies: manufacturers, rental companies and end users, contesting the awards.

"We are anticipating another excellent awards event and once again look forward to welcoming access professionals from around the world."

The IAPAs will be held on the evening of the IPAF Summit. Both events will take place at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam on 14 April. The now traditional and very popular networking event will take place on the evening of the 13 April.

This year the IAPAs have attracted some very high profile sponsors. So far they are Iron Planet, Haulotte Group, Alo Rental, Terex AWP/Genie and JLG Industries.

Every year the IAPA awards dinner becomes increasingly popular, so make sure you buy your tickets in plenty of time at www.iapa-summit.info

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