IAPAs shortlist unveiled ahead of Miami awards celebration

IAPA Award Winners 2017

The shortlisted nominees for the 2018 International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs), jointly hosted by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Access International, has been unveiled following the judges meeting in London, UK.

The winners of each category plus the Lifetime Achievement and Photograph of the Year awards will be announced at a gala dinner, held on the same day as the annual IPAF Summit at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Florida, USA, on 8 March 2018.

As always, the entries were judged by an independent panel of prominent industry experts with long-standing experience in the business. This year’s judging panel consisted of: Chris Bowers, formerly senior vice president, customer strategy, sales and marketing at NES Rentals; Chris Carmolingo, regional vice president at BlueLine Rental; Ib Steffensen, director of the lift department at BMS; Nick Selley, IPAF President and business development director at AFI-Uplift; and Tobias Ritzenhöfer, director of engineering Teupen Maschinenbau.

The panel met this week and selected the following shortlist:

Access Rental Company of the Year

  • A-Plant, UK
  • Loxam, France 
  • Shanghai Horizon, China
  • Star Platforms, UK
  • United Rentals, US

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

  • Dispersion Solutions, UK – I-foot
  • Galmon, Singapore – Safe working practices 
  • Haulotte, France – ACTIV’Lighting System
  • Tutus, US – Dropped Object Prevention System

The IAPA Innovative Technology Prize

  • Controls Dynamics (CTI), US – Piranha Lox System
  • Genie, US – Tech Sight
  • Multitel Pagliero, Italy – 16m Hybrid
  • Niftylift, UK – Second Generation Hybrid
  • PB Lifttechnik – Bi-Power Charger

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

  • A-Plant, UK
  • Mills Serviços e Engenharia, Brazil 
  • ALS Safety (Riwal), The Netherlands 
  • Sinoboom, China

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

  • Brian Downham, Skyjack, Canada 
  • Daniel de Matos Batista, Mills, Brazil 
  • Peter Wallace, NIS Training, UK

Powered Access Pioneer

  • Dingli, China
  • PartnerLift, Germany
  • Shanghai Horizon Equipment & Engineering, China

Product of the Year – Mast-Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists

  • Electroelsa, Italy – PM-M50
  • Maber Hoist, Italy – MB A 800150-SR
  • Scanclimber – Counter Balanced Extension

Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts

  • Easy Lift, Italy – RA26HY
  • Genie, US – S-85 XC
  • JLG Industries, US – 600S
  • Niftylift, UK - HR21 4x4 (MKII)
  • Platform Basket, Italy – 2714
  • Skyjack, Canada – SJ85 AJ

Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts

  • Almac, Italy - Bibi 1090-BL Evo
  • Hematec Arbeitsbühnen, Germany - Helix 1205
  • PB Lifttechnik, Germany - S128-19E HT

Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted

  • Bronto Skylift, Finland – S70XR
  • Palfinger Platforms, Germany – P 370 KS
  • Ruthmann, Germanny – T650 HF
  • Socage, Italy – forste 20D

Project of the Year

  • Aria Aerial Platforms – Shrimad Rajchandra Statue, India 
  • UP Makine – Istanbul Airport, Turkey 
  • Mills Serviços e Engenharia – São Bento wind farm, Brazil
  • Scanclimber – The Fennel skyscraper, Malaysia

The evening before the Summit and IAPAs, IPAF will host a networking event open to all attendees, and the day after the Summit there will be escorted site visits kindly hosted by United Rentals and Sunbelt Rentals for anyone wishing to attend.

The IPAF Summit is free to attend but ticketed, while there are also early bird discounts on the IAPAs dinner, so those planning to attend are advised to book now at www.iapa-summit.info

Other news you might be interested in

  • The latest selection of award-winning Andy Access posters has now been released by IPAF, taking the total number in the series so far to 20. IPAF advises employers to download a poster a month and to make them part of their ongoing safety messaging.

  • A campaign emphasising the importance of planning ahead for safety when conducting temporary work at height using MEWPs has been launched by IPAF at Intermat 2018 in Paris, France. ‘Safety at height begins before you’ve even left the ground.’

  • Visitors to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) stand at Intermat 2018 in Paris, France, 23-28 April, will be able to try their hand at using a MEWP at height without ever leaving the ground thanks to an advanced virtual reality (VR) Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) simulator being showcased as part of the federation’s ongoing worldwide consultation on the technology.