IAPA winners revealed in Washington
2016 IAPAs to be held in Madrid
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 YearMateco, Germany
Contribution to Safe Working at HeightSPECIAL RECOGNITION: Teresa Kee, NES Rentals
WINNER: HSS Hire, UK
Outstanding Customer ServiceNES Rentals, USA
Powered Access PioneerHertz Equipment Rental Corporation, China
Product of the Year – Low Level AccessFaraone Industrie, Italy, for the Elevah 40 Move
Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms/HoistsMaber 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 MountedPalfinger Platforms, Germany, for the P480
Project of the YearScanclimber, Finland, and Scan-Rent and PMB Façade Technology, Malaysia
IPAF Training Centre of the YearA-Plant, UK
IPAF Training Instructor of the YearHansen Ng Wee Han, BS Technology, Singapore
Access Photograph of the YearJo Till, director at GT Access in the UK
IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement AwardRaymond 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
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.