IAPAS 2024

As the anticipation builds for the International Awards for Powered Access 2024 (IAPAs), the shortlist can now be revealed following a meeting of the judges last week. Scheduled to take place on 14 March at the Scandic Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, the 2024 edition of the IAPAs promises to showcase the industry's commitment to excellence, safety, sustainability, and innovation.

An outstanding response in entries was seen for 2024, totalling 130 across 13 award categories. A panel of five industry experts shortlisted companies and individuals across their respective categories, with the celebratory evening scheduled to commence on 14 March. Winners will be announced following completion of the IPAF Summit, where attendees will be able to enjoy Scandinavian hospitality. 

The upcoming IPAF Summit and IAPAs 2024 present an opportunity for industry leaders to acquire knowledge, connect face-to-face, and celebrate achievements within the powered access sector. Jointly organised by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Access International, this event has now been firmly established as a key highlight in the industry calendar. 

With the event date edging closer, Peter Douglas, IPAF CEO & Managing Director, shared his thoughts, "The IPAF Summit and IAPAs are key in driving industry advancements, and we are very much looking forward to building on the success of Berlin in 2023. It's a unique platform and we have had a superb set of entries across the various categories. I'm eagerly looking forward to the event in Copenhagen and welcoming colleagues from across the powered access industry." 

Euan Youdale, Editor of Access International, added, “We have seen another outstanding response from the industry for the 2024 event, with a near record number of entries. Yet again the quality of the entries has been at a top level, and we would like to thank all those who took the time to put theirs together and to the judges for all their efforts leading up to the shortlist. Please do not be too disappointed if you did not on the shortlist this year – please do consider entering for the IAPAs in 2025.” 

IAPA 2024 Shortlist Unveiled 

The shortlist for the IAPAs 2024 has been officially announced, showcasing the outstanding achievements of companies and individuals in various categories. The nominees are as follows: 

Access Rental Company of the Year: 

  • AFI-Uplift, UK 
  • Dayim Equipment Rentals, Saudi Arabia  
  • Kiloutou, France  
  • Mills, Brazil  

Contribution to Safe Working at Height: 

  • Electroelsa – Parachute device 
  • Gravity Joe - Pneumatic balancer  
  • Haulotte - FASTN
  • Sunbelt Rentals - Projects & initiatives 

The Sustainability Award: 

  • CTE - MP 20 Ev 
  • Dingli - ‘Future Factory’ 
  • Niftylift - Hydrogen-Electric (H2E) 
  • Trackunit - Emissions Reporting 

Digital Development Award: 

  • Cramo - Equipment Pool 
  • JCB - LiveLink 
  • Kiloutou - YOUSE 
  • Transgrua – QR/NFC equipment check  

Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI): 

  • Dayim Equipment Rentals 
  • Dinolift 
  • Mills 
  • Terex 

IAPA Innovative Technology Prize: 

  • Dingli - BT44ERT 
  • France Elevateur - Live line truck mount 
  • Trackunit - Access Management System 
  • Trojan Battery Company - AES batteries 

IPAF member only categories

IPAF Training Centre of the Year: 

  • HSS Training 
  • Mills 
  • Nationwide Platforms 
  • Speedy Support Services 

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year: 

  • Brian Sneddon - Nationwide Platforms 
  • Jose Ramon Etxebarria Urrutia - Plataformas Daryat 
  • Peter Hazell – AFI-Uplift 
  • Wagner Silva dos Santos de Andrade – Mills 

Product of the Year Categories

Mast Climbers/Hoists: 

  • Alimak - Vectio 650 
  • Electroelsa - ELSA P46 
  • Maber Hoist - Lift Shaft Hoist 

Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts: 

  • Almac - Bibi 1090 Primo 
  • Dingli - JCPT1612PA 
  • Faraone - Elevah 6 
  • Platform Basket - Heron 10 

Self-Propelled Booms and Atrium Lifts: 

  • Dingli - BT44ERT 
  • Niftylift - HR15 H2E 
  • Palazzani - TTZJ 58 
  • Platform Basket - Spider 54 
  • Teupen - LEO27GTplus 


  • Palfinger - P 280 CK Edrive 
  • Ruthmann - Steiger T 1000 HF 
  • Socage - forSte 16A Speed 
  • Versalift Denmark - V-200 

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award: 

  • To be announced at the ceremony. 

The stage is now set for the industry's most anticipated event – the IPAF Summit & IAPAs 2024. Stay tuned for live coverage and updates as we unveil the winners in Copenhagen on the evening of 14 March. 

For more information about the awards and the IPAF Summit, along with associated events, visit the website. Both the IPAF Summit and IAPAs are now sold out, with a standby waitlist already in place. All companies shortlisted will be offered two free tickets to the awards dinner, with a maximum of two free tickets across all categories. Please email to claim your free tickets. 

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