Platform Basket sponsors the IAPAs

By Maria Hadlow14 February 2012

Italian tracked platform specialist, Platform Basket has joined the growing list of sponsors for the 2012 International Awards for Powered Access.

Already sponsoring this prestigious event are Italian truck mount specialist CO.ME.T Officine srl, which is the main sponsor, JLG, which is sponsoring the IPAF Safety Champion of the Year category, Genie, Hinowa and Facelift.

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

You can see the shortlisted finalists below.

In the past tickets for the Awards dinner have been over-subscribed so please be sure you reserve you place as soon as possible - 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

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
Setif and 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

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