The IAPAs 2015 judging panel - from left: Daniel Duclos, ATN; Alastair Robertson, Universal Equipmen

The IAPAs 2015 judging panel - from left: Daniel Duclos, ATN; Alastair Robertson, Universal Equipment; Chris Wraith, IPAF; Søren Rosenkrands, Riwal; and Alexandre Saubot, Haulotte. Alan Dotts, Toyota

The shortlist for this year’s International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) has been revealed, following the judges’ meeting on 10 February in Paris, France.

The winners will be announced at the dinner and awards ceremony on 26 March 2015 in Washington, DC, USA.

Jointly organised by Access International, Access Lift & Handlers and IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry.

More than 95 entries across 13 award categories were received for the IAPAs 2015.

“There was an excellent range of entries this year from across the world,” said Euan Youdale, editor of Access International, and non-voting chairman of the judges. “The judges were impressed by the high quality of the submissions and it was a great meeting. We thank the judges for all their efforts.”

The reduced early bird booking rate for the awards ends 27 February, after which standard rates apply. CLICK HERE for booking information.

IAPAs 2015 shortlist:

Access Rental Company of the Year

  • Mateco, Germany
  • Nationwide Platforms, UK
  • NES Rentals, USA
  • United Rentals, USA

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

  • AFI, UK
  • Good to Go Safety – Product, UK
  • HSS Hire, UK
  • United Rentals, USA

Outstanding Customer Service

  • HSS Hire, UK
  • IAPS Group, UK
  • NES Rentals, USA

Powered Access Pioneer

  • Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, China
  • Korea Rental Corporation, South Korea
  • Mills Rental, Brazil

Product of the Year – Low Level Access

  • Bravi Platforms, Italy, for the Sprint
  • Faraone Industrie, Italy, for the Elevah 40 Move
  • JLG Industries, USA, for the LiftPod FT140

Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms/Hoists

  • Alimak Hek, UK, for the HEK Podlifter/Scando 450 hoist combination
  • Geda-Dechentreiter, Germany, for the SH 500 EX
  • Maber Costruzioni, Italy, for the construction hoist MB A 2000/150

Product of the Year – Self Propelled (booms, scissors, atrium lifts)

  • Holland Lift International, Netherlands, for the Hybrid HL-275 H25 4WD/P/N
  • JLG Industries, USA, for the 1850SJ Ultra Boom
  • Niftylift, UK, for the HR15 Hybrid 4x4
  • Skyjack, Canada, for the SJ63 AJ
  • Snorkel, USA, for the A46JRT

Product of the Year – Vehicle Mounted

  • Barin, Italy, for the ABC 50/C
  • Palfinger Platforms, Germany, for the P480
  • Ruthmann, Germany, for the Steiger TU 285
  • Time International, Denmark, for the Versalift VTX-240

Project of the Year

  • Palfinger Platforms, Germany
  • ReachMaster, USA
  • Ruthmann and Gardemann, Germany
  • Scanclimber, Finland, and Scan-Rent and PMB Façade Technology, Malaysia

For IPAF member companies and individuals only:

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

  • AFI, UK
  • A-Plant, UK
  • Nationwide Platforms, UK
  • Solaris Equipamentos e Serviços, Brazil

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

  • Carl Evans, HSS Training, UK
  • Hansen Ng Wee Han, BS Technology, Singapore
  • Gary Riley, NES Rentals, USA

Access Photograph of the Year

Winner will be announced at the awards ceremony

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner will be announced at the awards ceremony

The IAPAs take place on the same day as the IPAF Summit and regularly attract audiences of more than 450 each year. Early bird rates for this year’s event end 27 February 2015. Make sure you are part of it by booking your place at www.iapa-summit.info

The independent and impartial judging panel spent a full day considering all the entries. Judges make their decisions based on the merit of each entry and are excluded from entering their company for any awards. The judges thank all those who took part and would like to encourage everyone to consider entering again for the awards in 2016.

IAPA 2015 judging panel:

  • Alan Dotts, sales manager – special products, Toyota Material Handling, USA
  • Daniel Duclos, owner and chairman of French manufacturer ATN
  • Alastair Robertson, owner and president, Universal Equipment, USA
  • Søren Rosenkrands, chief operations officer at Netherlands-based rental company Riwal
  • Alexandre Saubot, chief operating officer, Haulotte, France
  • Chris Wraith, technical & safety executive, IPAF
  • Non-voting chairman of the judges: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International

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