A record 73 entries for the 2013 ESTA Awards of Excellence made the job of drawing up a shortlist of those in the running for an award all the more difficult. IC here reveals the shortlisted companies.

The winners of the 2013 ESTA Awards will be announced during the spectacular Awards of Excellence and dinner event on 18 April in Munich, Germany.

The shortlist of nominated entries for the annual ESTA Awards of Excellence was drawn up 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 is the 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 record showing of 73 entries this year was received for the following 11 categories:

* 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. Company entries shortlisted for the 2013 awards appear in the panel, left.

ESTA Awards 2013 shortlist

Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity less than 120 tonnes

TP Kranar, Sweden

BMS, Denmark

Koninklijke Saan, Netherlands

Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity more than 120 tonnes

Breuer & Wasel, Germany

BMS, Denmark

Sarens, Belgium

Mammoet Germany, Germany

Cranes, lattice boom

Nordic Crane Stangeland, Norway

Aertssen Kranen, Belgium

Sarens, Belgium

Sarens Nederland, Netherlands

Transport

A. Trailer and load under 120 tonnes gross weight

FTX Logistics, United Kingdom

G Vlastuin Transport, Netherlands

Wagenborg Nedlift, Netherlands

Kübler Spedition, Germany

B. Trailer and load over 120 tonnes gross weight

ALE, United Kingdom

Fagioli, Italy

Ville Silvasti, Finland

Hareket, Turkey

Combined Techniques

ALE, United Kingdom

Sarens, Belgium

Mammoet Europe, Netherlands

Sarens Nederland, Netherlands

Safety

ALE, United Kingdom

Fagioli, Italy

Aertssen Kranen, Belgium

Innovation, End User

Wagenborg Nedlift, Netherlands

ALE, United Kingdom

Fagioli, Italy

August Alborn, Germany

Innovation, Manufacturer

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen, Germany

Manitowoc, Germany

Goldhofer, Germany

Terex Cranes, Germany

SPMT

ALE, United Kingdom

Fagioli, Italy

Roll-It, Belgium

Mammoet Germany, Germany.

A winner from the nominations in each category will be announced at the ESTA 2013 dinner and awards party on Thursday 18 April 2012 at the Westin Grand Hotel in Munich, Germany. This event punctuates the Bauma exhibition of construction equipment and services held every three years.

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


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