Shortlisted entrants revealed for IAPAs 2023 categories

IAPA 2022 Winners

Shortlists for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) 2023 have been announced, following a meeting of the judges’ panel. The panel of five industry experts shortlisted companies and individuals in each of this year’s 13 award categories, with the winners set to be announced at a gala ceremony on 20 April on the evening of the IPAF Summit in Germany. Both events will be at the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz.  

There was another outstanding response from the industry to the 2023 awards, with more than 120 entries received. Euan Youdale, Editor of Access International magazine and non-voting chair of the judges’ panel, comments: “Event organisers IPAF, KHL Group and Access International would like to thank all those who took the time to enter the awards, and to the judges for their significant efforts in considering them. Both this year and last we had really strong submissions right across the board – we look forward to revealing the ultimate winners in April in Berlin.”

There are 13 categories in the 2023 IAPAs programme, ranging from new products and innovations to sustainability and safety, and include a new category for this year, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Award, inspired by IPAF’s Women in Powered Access initiative. The 2023 shortlisted entrants are as follows: 

Access Rental Company of the Year

  • Horizon Construction Development, China
  • Mills, Brazil
  • Nationwide Platforms, UK
  • Sunbelt Rentals, UK

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

  • Manitou, France
  • Nationwide Platforms, UK
  • Protective Pty, Australia
  • Sunbelt Rentals, UK

The Sustainability Award

  • Haulotte, France
  • Genie, USA
  • MEC, USA
  • Palfinger Platforms, Germany

Digital Development Award

  • Alimak, Sweden
  • Digiquip, Norway
  • Nationwide Platforms, UK
  • Serious Labs, Canada

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Award

  • Vicki Allen – International Platforms, UK
  • Dayim Equipment Rentals, Saudi Arabia
  • Mills, Brazil

Innovative Technology Prize

  • Mateco Romania – trouble shooting ecosystem
  • Nationwide Platforms, UK – Harness On, Phase 2
  • Protective PTY, Australia – Scissor shield

Product of the Year categories

Mast-Climbing Work Platforms and Hoists

  • Alba-Macrel Group, Spain – PMH passenger & materials hoist
  • Maber Hoist, Italy – MBC2000 transport platform
  • Torgar, Spain – PW-18 mast climber
  • XL Industries, France – XE5 Top-Down Hoist

Scissor Lifts and Vertical Mast Platforms

  • JLG, USA/UK – Power Towers Duo
  • MEC, USA – MMAE16 vertical mast lift
  • Skyjack, Canada – E Series vertical mast lift

Self-propelled Booms and Atrium Lifts

  • Almacrawler, Italy – Jibbi 1890 Primo self-levelling boom lift
  • Hinowa, Italy – Lightlift 40.18 spider lift
  • Manitou, France – 160 ATJ+e electric boom lift

Vehicle and Trailer-mounted Platforms

  • Elliott Equipment Company, USA – E150i truck mount
  • France Elévateur, France – UPTO 15 van-mounted platform
  • Ruthmann Holdings, Germany – Steiger Ampero TBR 260 E truck mount
  • Palfinger Platforms, Germany – All-terrain Unimog-mounted platform

IPAF member companies and individuals only

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

  • Dayim Equipment Rentals, Saudi Arabia
  • Mills, Brazil
  • Nationwide Platforms, UK
  • Speedy Training, UK

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

  • Anna Sarah Costa Morais – Mills, Brazil
  • Gonçalo Pereira – Transgrua, Portugal
  • Uta Koch – Koch Arbeitsbühnen, Germany

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

Peter Douglas, CEO & Managing Director of IPAF, comments: “For the second year running, we have had a superb set of entries across the various awards categories, and looking at the shortlist reveals what stiff competition there has been. I do not envy the judges having to select their shortlists from such a strong field!

“Like all those who have already booked their places to join us at what is already a sell-out event, I can’t wait to find out who each category winner will be and I am really looking forward to what promises to be a really special evening. It will be particularly exciting to be hosting both the IPAF Summit & IAPAs in Germany’s historic capital, Berlin; I hope we will see you there!”

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 list 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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