IAPA 2012 shortlists announced

By Maria Hadlow03 February 2012

Following many hours studying the excellent submissions for this year's International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) and several more in deep discussion, our panel of judges have reached a decision.

The shortlisted companies in each category are listed below, but we would like to thank everyone that entered the awards.

Overall the standard of entries was very high making it a tough job for our judging panel of: Wayne Lawson (JLG vice president and managing director of EAME and IPAF president); Gordon Leicester (managing director/owner, Facelift); Andy Studdert (chief executive officer, NES Rentals); Richard Tindale (global sales and marketing director, Snorkel) and Mikael Kämpe (director group fleet, Ramirent).

The shortlisted companies and individuals are listed alphabetically under each award category.

Access Rental Company of the Year
HSS Hire - UK
Mateco - Germany
Mills Rental - Brazil
Nacanco SpA - Italy
Riwal - The Netherlands

IPAF Safety Champion of the Year
Austin Baker of AFI-Uplift - UK
Kevin O'Shea of Mastclimbers LLC - USA
Rafael Bazzerella of Skyjack Inc - Canada

Contribution to Safe Working at Height
Bravi Platforms - Italy
Hinowa SpA - Italy
Nationwide Platforms (Lavendon Group) - UK

Access Project of the Year
Alimak Hek srl for the Garibaldi Porta Nuova project,Milan -Italy/Sweden
Highway Plant Co Ltd for the Belfast RISE sculpture project, Belfast - Northern Ireland
Vernazza Autogru srl for the rebuilding of Juventus Stadium, Turin - Italy

Access International New Product of the Year - Self Propelled
Manitou for the 280 TJ telescopic boom - France
MEC Aerial Work Platforms for the Crossover Series - USA
PB Lifttechnik GnbH for the S175-19E RT scissor - Germany

Access International New Product of the Year - Mast Climbing Platforms
Alimak Hek for the TPL 500 & 300 - Sweden
Geda-Dechentreiter GmbH & Co.KG for the Multilift P18S

Access International New Product of the Year - Low-Level Access
Bravi Platforms for the Spin-Go - Italy
Edmolift UK Ltd for the Air - UK
IMER Access for the Easy Up 5 SP - Italy

Access International New Product of the Year - Vehicle/Trailer Mounted Platforms
Cela Srl for the DT21 & DT24 - Italy
Ruthmann GmbH & Co KG for the Steiger T330 - Germany
Sky Aces Srl for the Tunlift 737-500 - Italy

Award for Outstanding Aftersales Service
To be announced on the night

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year
Kevin O'Shea of Mastclimbers LLC - USA
Andrew Cartwright of Mentor FLT Training Ltd - UK
Jur Kamsteeg of Riwal Holding Group bv - The Netherlands

IPAF New Training Centre of the Year
Alimak Hek srl - Italy
Maquinarias Paco SL - Canary Islands. Spain
Mills Rental - Brazil
Schweizerisches Kompetenzzentrum hfs - Switzerland

Lifetime Achievement Award
To be announced on the night

Jointly organised by Access International magazine and IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) the IAPAs will take place on the evening of the IPAF Summit: Thursday 29 March at the Sheraton Roma Hotel, Rome, Italy.

The 2012 IAPAs are going to be another terrific occasion so be sure to book your place now as tables will start filling up - also the Sheraton Roma hotel is offering a reduced rate to those IAPA guests who book early - before 15 February.

You can book you seat and find more information about the awards and the venue at http://www.iapa-summit.info/

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