Winners of the 2015 International Awards for Powered Access
Winners of the 2015 International Awards for Powered Access
May 2, 2015 3:00 PM CDT

IAPA winners revealed in Washington

2016 IAPAs to be held in Madrid

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Close to 300 industry professionals gathered on 26 March 2015 in Washington, DC, USA to celebrate the winners of the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs).

Jointly organised by Access International, Access Lift & Handlers and IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry.

The 2015 IAPA winners are:

Access Rental Company of the Year

Mateco, Germany

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Teresa Kee, NES Rentals
WINNER: HSS Hire, UK

Outstanding Customer Service

NES Rentals, USA

Powered Access Pioneer

Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, China

Product of the Year – Low Level Access

Faraone Industrie, Italy, for the Elevah 40 Move

Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms/Hoists

Maber Costruzioni, Italy, for the construction hoist MB A 2000/150

Product of the Year – Self Propelled (booms, scissors, atrium lifts)

Holland Lift International, Netherlands, for the Hybrid HL-275 H25 4WD/P/N

Product of the Year – Vehicle Mounted

Palfinger Platforms, Germany, for the P480

Project of the Year

Scanclimber, Finland, and Scan-Rent and PMB Façade Technology, Malaysia

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

A-Plant, UK

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

Hansen Ng Wee Han, BS Technology, Singapore

Access Photograph of the Year

Jo Till, director at GT Access in the UK

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award

Raymond Smith

The independent and impartial judging panel spent a full day considering the more than 100 entries received. The judges made their decisions based on the merit of each entry and were excluded from entering their company for any awards.

The 2015 IAPA judges were:
  • Alan Dotts, sales manager – special products, Toyota Material Handling, USA
  • Daniel Duclos, owner and chairman of French manufacturer ATN
  • Alastair Robertson, owner and president, Universal Equipment, USA
  • Søren Rosenkrands, chief operations officer at Netherlands-based rental company Riwal
  • Alexandre Saubot, chief operating officer, Haulotte, France
  • Chris Wraith, technical & safety executive, IPAF
  • Non-voting chairman of the judges: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International
The next IAPAs will be held together with the IPAF Summit on 17 March 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Watch for details at www.iapa-summit.info.


About the Author

IPAF is the parent organization of North America's Aerial Work Platform Training (AWPT). Both are not-for-profit member organizations that promote the safe and effective use of powered access equipment. Find more information at www.ipaf.org.

 

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