Shortlist for 2012 ESTA awards

By Alex Dahm28 February 2012

A shortlist of nominated entries for the 2012 ESTA Awards of Excellence has been revealed by the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes.

ESTA is a pan-European association for national trade associations representing mobile crane rental, heavy haulage and abnormal load transport companies.

The annual ESTA Awards of Excellence have developed into being today's most prestigious European event for all ESTA members, affiliated companies, end users and manufacturers working in heavy haulage, transport and the lifting industry. Cranes covered include wheeled mobiles, crawlers, knuckle boom loader cranes, other truck cranes and truck mounted access platforms.

A strong showing of entries this year was received for the 11 categories as follows:

* Safety award

* Transport job; under 120 tonnes

* Transport job; above 120 tonnes

* Lifting job; telescopic crane under 120 tonnes

* Lifting job; telescopic crane above 120 tonnes

* Lifting job; lattice boom crane

* Combined techniques; lifting and transport

* SPMT (self propelled modular transporter)

* Innovation or Development of the year; end user

* Innovation or Development of the year; manufacturer

* Gino Koster Award (Personality of the Year).

To be eligible for entry, companies needs to be a member of an ESTA national association in Europe. Affiliate members of ESTA are also eligible for the Innovation Award. The Innovation Award has two categories: manufacturers and end users. Entries shortlisted for the 2012 awards appear below:

ESTA AWARDS 2012 SHORTLIST

Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity less than 120 tonnes

Gaffert, Netherlands

Wagenborg Nedlift, Netherlands

Sarens, Belgium

Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity more than 120 tonnes

August Alborn, Germany

Mammoet, Germany

Sarens, Netherlands

Cranes, lattice boom

ALE, United Kingdom

Fagioli, Italy

Hareket, Turkey

Sarens, Belgium

Transport

A. Trailer and load under 120 tonnes gross weight

Gaffert, Netherlands

Heeren Transport, Netherlands

B. Trailer and load over 120 tonnes gross weight

ALE, United Kingdom

Hareket, Turkey

Mammoet, Netherlands

Fagioli, Italy

Combined techniques

ALE, United Kingdom

Fagioli, Italy

Mammoet, Italy

Sarens, Belgium

Safety

ALE, United Kingdom

Fagioli, Italy

Mammoet, Netherlands

Terex Demag, Germany

Innovation, end user

ALE, United Kingdom

Fagioli, Italy

Sarens, Belgium

Wagenborg Nedlift, Netherlands

Innovation, manufacturer

Broshuis, Netherlands

Liebherr, Germany

Terex Demag, Germany

SPMT (self propelled modular transporter)

ALE, United Kingdom

Fagioli, Italy

Mammoet UK, United Kingdom

Sarens, Belgium

The winners from the nominations in each category will be announced at the ESTA 2012 dinner and awards party on Thursday 19 April 2012 at the hotel Hilton Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France.

For more information visit www.khl.com/events/esta2012 and www.esta-eu.org/awards

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