IAPAs on Wednesday

By Euan Youdale04 March 2019

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The  International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) 2019 takes place tomorrow, celebrating best practice and excellence across the industry.

More than 100 entries were received for this year’s edition of the IAPAs, taking place in Dubai, UAE (6 March) - the first time it has been staged in the Middle East.

The awards shortlist was revealed, following the judges’ meeting in Amsterdam mid-January. The independent judging panel of access industry experts, with longstanding international experience, voted to determine the shortlist and winners.

The organisers of the event, IPAF and Access International, would like to thank the judges for their efforts in considering all the submissions, and to all those who sent in entries this year. The standard of the entries was very high overall, so, if you or your company did not make it on to the shortlist this year, please make sure you enter again next year.

The IAPAs dinner regularly attracts audiences of around 450 – book your place at the event before the end of January to take advantage of the special early-bird rate.


Access Rental Company of the Year

  • AFI-Uplift
  • A-Plant
  • Loxam
  • Manlift
  • Shanghai Horizon

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

  • Manitou – reduce-program.com
  • Proud2bSafe – working at height motivational speaking
  • Skyjack - SGLE

Digital Development Award

  • Comet - Solar virtual reality
  • Haulotte - Quick Positioning app
  • Hoogwerkt - online booking platform
  • JLG - BIM library
  • Riwal - Access4U

The IAPA Innovative Technology Prize

  • GMG - I Power
  • Ruthmann - Dynamic Reach System (DRS)
  • Serious Labs - Ryze-MEWP VR Simulator
  • Skyjack - Elevate On

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

  • ALS Safety
  • A-Plant
  • Nationwide Platforms
  • UTN Training

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

  • Charlie Ellis
  • Greg Trezise-Wallace
  • Peter Hazell

Powered Access Pioneer

  • Access Rental Gulf
  • Dingli
  • Haulotte
  • Rapid Access
  • Rent & Rise

Product of the Year - Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists

  • Alimak - Mammoth TM
  • Electroelsa - H50
  • Maber - MBC50
  • Scanclimber - Centum SC10000

Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts 

  • EHM - E Series
  • Faraone - Elevah 50 Air
  • Forever-ODM - 3215 Scissor-Boom
  • Hybeko - Tunnel 3390 RT
  • JLG - 10MSP

Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts 

  • Almac - Jibbi 1250 Evo
  • Easy Lift - R420 EI
  • Haulotte - HA20 LE PRO
  • Niftylift - HR12L
  • Sinoboom - GTBZ18J

Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted

  • Bronto Skylift - S35EM
  • Comet - Solar
  • Ruthmann - Steiger T900

Access Photo of the Year

To be announced at the ceremony

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award

To be announced at the ceremony



Karin Nars

Karin Nars, executive chairman at Finland-based Dinolift.

Pat Witte.

Patrick Witte

Patrick Witte, vice president global sales and business development, MEC Aerial Work PlatformsSérgio Kariya

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Sérgio Kariya

Sérgio Kariya, president of Brazil-based Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia.


Teresa Kee

Teresa Kee, director, corporate safety at US-based United Rentals.

NON-VOTING chairman: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International

IPAF Summit

The IAPAs take place on the same day as the IPAF Summit, with a networking reception on the 5th and a site visit on the 7th to the Manlift depot in Dubai.

Attendance is free for the IPAF Summit, which takes place on the same day as the IAPAs and brings together senior representatives from across the access community to discuss and debate the latest developments in our industry. Delegates should register at www.iapa-summit.info/booking

Delegates to the IPAF Summit, can also book a place at the networking reception, planned for the 5th and the site visit on the 7th to the Manlift depot in Dubai.


  • Matt Fearon – Genie president, Terex AWP
  • Jim Colvin – CEO of Serious Labs
  • Peter Schrader – MD & COO of German rental giant Zeppelin Rental
  • Erhan Acar - general manager of Rent Rise from Turkey
  • Richard Whiting – IPAF UK GM
  • Andrew Delahunt – IPAF Director Technical & Safety
  • Giles Councell – IPAF Director of Operations
  • Murray Pollok – Managing Editor of Access International

A break out session on MCWPs will be led by Angel Ibanez and Romina Vanzi of IPAF.

More speakers are being finalised, including a panel of regional, UAE-based rental experts.

Attendance at all parts of the event requires online registration at www.iapa-summit.info

For questions on the awards, contact Euan Youdale, Editor, Access International. Tel: +44 (0)1892 786214, E-mail: euan.youdale@khl.com

For speaking opportunities at the Summit, contact Jo Power, Head of Membership & Communications, IPAF. Tel: +44 (0)15395 66700, E-mail: jo.power@ipaf.org





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