ESTA awards deadline looms

16 January 2017

ESTA Awards logo 2017

ESTA Awards logo 2017

There is still time to enter the ESTA Awards 2017 – but the January 20 deadline is approaching fast.

This year’s awards are being extended to include knuckle boom cranes for the first time with the organisers keen to encourage more small companies and projects to enter and attend the event.

As a result, the category for telescopic cranes, lifting capacity up to 120 tonnes, has been amended to include knuckle boom cranes of any type and lifting capacity. Jobs can be carried out with either one of these types of cranes or in combination.

Søren Jansen, ESTA director, said, “We want European specialized transport and mobile crane companies of all sizes to celebrate their successes by entering the awards and join us for what is one of the industry's biggest and most enjoyable events.”

Jansen added, “Knuckle boom cranes are increasing in size and increasingly are replacing smaller mobile cranes, so we wanted to include them in the category below 120 tonnes.

“We are also hoping that this will encourage more smaller companies and projects to enter. We are very serious about wanting them to be part of this event.”

The 2017 ESTA Users’ Night and Awards dinner will be held on Thursday, 6 April at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The deadline for entries in 20 January. The awards dinner is jointly organised by ESTA (the European association for abnormal road transport and mobile cranes) and International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine.

The full list of awards categories is as follows:

* Transport job of the year, trailer and load above 120 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW)

* Transport job of the year, trailer and load under 120 tonnes GVW

* Telescopic cranes lifting capacity up to 120 tonnes and-or knuckle boom cranes of any type and capacity

* Telescopic cranes lifting capacity greater than 120 tonnes

* Cranes, lattice boom

* Safety award

* Innovation award for end users

* Innovation award for manufacturers

* Combined techniques award

* SPMT job of the year.

There is also a personality of the year award.

David Collett, ESTA president, said, "The users’ night and awards is a great party and a marvellous opportunity to meet old friends and make new contacts.

“If you have not been involved before, I strongly suggest you both enter the awards and come to the dinner in Amsterdam next April. I am sure you won’t regret it.”

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