A crowd of more than 350 top people from the crane and transport industry in Europe and further afield gathered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, for the 2017 dinner and awards ceremony. The event is organised by ESTA and International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine. It is a celebration of the best in Europe’s crane and specialized transport industry.
For more details on the event see: www.khl.com/esta
Sponsors for the evening were as follows: Gold sponsors were Liebherr and Tii Sales; Silver and Hospitality sponsor was Terex Demag; Silver sponsors were Goldhofer, Manitowoc, and Tadano; supporting sponsors were Faymonville and Kohler.
Every year, the awards rely on the hard work of an independent panel of judges. The overall juror co-ordinator was Wim Richie and the two judging panels were chaired by Peter van Dam and Cor van Unen.
Next year’s awards will be held on 26 April in Paris, France, during the Intermat construction equipment exhibition at the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The 2017 award winners in each of the ten categories were as follows:
SPMT job of the year
Winner: Sarens B, Stijn Sarens, managing director, Sarens Belgium
Cranes, lattice boom
Winner: Sarens BV, Luuk Kuijper, Netherlands country, manager at Sarens BV
Winner: Enerpac, Jeroen Naalden, global director, Enerpac Integrated Solutions
Transport B: Trailer and load more than 120 tonnes gross weight
Winner: MTD, Robert Skuratowicz at MTD Skuratowicz makes his way to the stage to receive his award
Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity up to 120 tonnes
Winner: Wagenborg Nedlift, Managing director at Wagenborg Nedlift, Ton Klijn, centre, with Alex Dahm, editor of International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine, and presenter Lucy Alexander
Innovation, end user
Winner: Fagioli Alessandra Fagioli, with Søren Jansen, ESTA director
Safety award Winner:
Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity more than 120 tonnes
Winner: Nordic Crane Vest, Erik Andersen, general manager, Nordic Crane Vest
Transport A: Trailer and load under 120 tonnes gross weight Winner:
Mammoet Europe Michael Hansen, head of operations management at Mammoet Wind and presenter Lucy Alexander
Combined techniques Winner:
Mammoet Europe Erik Kroes manager, operations, special devices at Mammoet