IAPAs 2022 shortlist announced after judging panel meeting

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The shortlist for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) 2022 has been announced, following a meeting of the judging panel. The IAPAs will be hosted alongside this year’s Summit of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, on 10 March 2022. 

The IAPAs are the most prestigious awards in powered access, and a record number of entries were received for the 2022 awards. Winners will be announced on the evening of the IPAF Summit 2022 in London on Thursday 10 March – the first time it has been held in the UK since 2017. Those wishing to attend should book by 21 January to take advantage of the early-bird rate. The full IAPAs shortlist is as follows: 

IAPA 2022 shortlist:

The Sustainability Award 

  • Hoogwerkt – Electric and digital rental  
  • JLG – Electric conversion kit 
  • MEC – Leak Containment System 
  • Nationwide Platforms – Environmental initiatives 
  • Riwal – Lifting sustainability strategy 

Access Rental Company of the Year  

  • Advanced Access Platforms, UK  
  • Joly Location, France  
  • Kranpunkten, Sweden  
  • Mills, Brazil  
  • Nationwide Platforms, UK  
  • UKTH Group, UK  

Contribution to Safe Working at Height 

  • Genie – Online training 
  • Halo4Safety – Halo protection helmet 
  • Hinowa – Safety devices and components 
  • Nationwide Platforms – Safety initiatives 

Digital Development Award 

  • AFI – MEWP Hire app 
  • Alimak – BIM project 
  • Cramo – Equipment Pool 
  • Manlift Middle East – My Manlift portal & app 
  • Nationwide Platforms – myNationwidePlatforms suite 
  • Serious Labs – PAL Card conversion 

IAPA Innovative Technology Prize 

  • CTE – S3 EVO stability system 
  • Kiwitron – Kiwi eye 
  • Nest Rentals (Mills) – Nest Express 
  • Snorkel – 2100SJ mega boom 
  • Tech EQSS – OverWatch secondary guarding 

IPAF Training Centre of the Year 

  • AST GmbH, Germany 
  • Mills, Brazil 
  • Nationwide Platforms, UK 
  • UKTH Group, UK 

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year 

  • Anna Sarah Costa Morais, Mills 
  • Rob Foster, 2 Start Training 
  • Phil Drayton, Nationwide Platforms 

Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts  

  • AlmaCrawler – B1890 EVO Quick-Pro tracked boom 
  • Dingli – BT30RT telescopic boom 
  • Haulotte – SIGMA 16 boom lift 
  • JLG – 670SJ self-levelling boom 
  • Platform Basket – RR9200 railway unit 
  • Snorkel – A46JRTE electric boom 
  • Teupen – LEO39GTplus spider lift 

Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts 

  • Airo – XL20RTE large deck scissor 
  • GMG – 94-ERT Ultra Deck 
  • Haulotte – Pulseo electric RTs 
  • JLG – DaVinci all-electric scissor 
  • Snorkel – S2755RTE compact RT 

Product of the Year – Mast climbers/Hoists 

  • Ciclo Fapril (Elevek by CF) – SL20 all-in-one 
  • Fraco (Torgar) – PL-20 EXT 2V 
  • Maber – MBA2000-EU construction hoist 
  • Scanclimber – Glide Rail 

Product of the Year – Vehicle/trailer mounted 

  • Dinolift – 230VTH hybrid truck mount 
  • Multitel Pagliero – MZ 350 truck mount  
  • Socage – ForSte 24D Speed truck mount  

Access Photo of the Year 
To be announced at the ceremony. Deadline for entries is 31 January 2022. 

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award 
To be announced at the ceremony 

The judging panel for this year’s awards comprised: Nico Krekeler, Head of Design and Development at Ruthmann Holdings, and Chairman, Ruthmann Italia; Michel Petitjean, Secretary-General of the European Rental Association (ERA); Paolo Pianigiani, Commercial Director, IMER Group; Andy Studdert, Independent Corporate Director and Past President of IPAF, formerly CEO of NES Rentals; Jonathan Till, Owner of UK independent access equipment rental company GTAccess, and member of the IPAF UK Country Council; and Euan Youdale, Editor of Access International magazine (non-voting chair of the panel). 

Euan Youdale comments: “There were more than 160 entries received from across the industry, which is a record. This does not include the Access Photograph of the Year Award, which is still open, so if you have a fantastic shot of powered access equipment in action, please do submit it by the 31 January deadline.    

“We received many top-level submissions across the categories, not least for the new Sustainability Award. We thank the judges for their work in going through the entries and making what were some very difficult decisions. If your entry does not appear in this year’s shortlist, please don’t be disheartened and be sure to enter again in future.” 

Those wishing to attend the IAPAs celebration dinner on 10 March can book at a discounted rate until 21 January. Places are limited for the IPAF Summit & IAPAs, the pre-event networking at the Science Museum, and the Niftylift production plant site visit, so please register without delay via www.iapa-summit.info/booking.html 

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