ESTA Awards coming up fast

19 November 2018


ESTA Awards presentation

The annual ESTA Awards of Excellence event is going from strength to strength, the association said. Companies interested in entering and attending next year’s ESTA awards are being encouraged to act soon as the 2019 event is likely to sell out early.

Smaller companies are especially being encouraged to get involved as ESTA tries to expand the awards’ influence and showcase the industry’s successes.

Ton Klijn, ESTA director, said, “I realise that I am biased, but if you have not entered the awards before or attended the dinner, I strongly recommend you do so. It will be another sell-out evening and well worth it. The event is going from strength to strength. It is an excellent opportunity to network with senior people from right across the industry and the awards showcase some of the truly excellent European projects carried out safely, professionally and to the satisfaction of the client.”

The awards are held in Spring every year and have become very popular with the dinner and presentation event regularly attracting more than 500 guests. The 2019 event is expected to be the biggest yet and will take place on the evening of 11 April in Munich, Germany, during the Bauma construction equipment exhibition.

The deadline for awards entries is 18 January 2019. This awards event is run jointly by ESTA – the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes – and International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine. They are open to companies that are members of the European national associations in ESTA, ESTA special members and ESTA affiliates.

There are ten categories and smaller crane rental and heavy transport companies are especially encouraged to enter. The categories are as follows:

- Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity up to 120 tonnes and knuckle boom cranes of any type and lifting capacity.

- Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity more than 120 tonnes

- Cranes, lattice boom

- Transport, trailer and load under 120 tonnes gross weight

- Transport, trailer and load above 120 tonnes gross weight

- Combined techniques

- Safety

- Innovation, end user

- Innovation, manufacturer

- SPMT job of the year.


The crane and transport jobs of the year are awarded to an individual company for an innovative, complicated or otherwise unusual job, completed safely, professionally and to the client’s satisfaction.

The judging is carried out by an independent jury of experienced professionals, according to a strict points system drawn up by ESTA. The finalists are published in advance of the awards evening, with the winners being announced on the night. For more information, awards entry forms or to book your place at the dinner, see:  or


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