2014 - IAPA shortlist announced

IAPA shortlist announced
06 Feb 2014

The IAPA 2014 judging panel: George Landsberg, Goscor Hi-Reach; Andries Schouten, Gunco; Gerhard Hillebrand, IPAF Italy; and Steve Couling, Time Versalift and IPAF president. Craig Paylor, formerly JLG and now National Truck Body (NTB) Solutions, took part via phone-link.

The IAPA 2014 judging panel: George Landsberg, Goscor Hi-Reach; Andries Schouten, Gunco; Gerhard Hillebrand, IPAF Italy; and Steve Couling, Time Versalift and IPAF president. Craig Paylor, formerly JLG and now National Truck Body (NTB) Solutions, took part via phone-link.

Following great anticipation, the shortlist for this year’s International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) can be revealed.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place 3 April 2014, at the historic Beaumont Estate Hotel in Windsor, near London.

There has been an outstanding response to the IAPAs 2014, with more than 100 entries across 12 award categories. Included in those was a great number of very strong entries; so if you didn’t make it on to the shortlist this time, please don’t be put off entering again for the awards in 2015. AI would like to thank all those who took part.

The shortlist is as follows:

Access Rental Company of the Year

  •   AFI, UK.
  •   Galmon, Singapore.
  •    Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia S.A., Brazil.
  •    Nationwide Platforms, UK.


Contribution to safe working at height

  •     AFI, UK.
  •     Kosran, UK.
  •     Teresa Key, NES Rentals, USA.
  •     Peter Douglas, Nationwide Platforms, UK.


Innovative Use of Access Equipment

  •     Alimak Hek, UK.
  •     Century Elevators, USA.
  •     Fraco Products, Canada.


IPAF Training Centre of the Year

  •     Access Plus, UK.
  •     A-Plant, UK.
  •     Manlift Middle East, Dubai.
  •     Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia S.A., Brazil.
  •     NES Rentals, USA.


IPAF Training Instructor of the year

  •     Gilbert William Decruz, BS Technology, Singapore.
  •     James Duffy, Access Plus, UK
  •     Josef Hollstegge, Ruthmann, Germany.  
  •     Martin Wraith, CTS – INATIV, UK.
  •     Tony Radke, NES Rentals, USA.


Outstanding Customer Service

  •     Access Plus, UK.
  •     IAPS Group, UK.
  •     Industrial Access, Romania,
  •     Ruthmann, Germany.


Powered Access Pioneer

  •     Galmon, Singapore.  
  •     Proing, Columbia.
  •     Srini Kadaba, Machinery Division of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Company, Saudi Arabia.


Product of the Year – Vehicle/Trailer Mounted

  •     Bronto Skylift, Finland, for the S 65 XR truck mount.
  •     Moog, Germany, for the MBI 50 crawler mounted under bridge unit.
  •     Palfinger, Germany, for the P900 truck mount.
  •     Ruthmann, Germany, for the Steiger T720 truck mount.


Product of the Year – Low Level Access

  •     Custom Equipment, USA, for the HB-1230 scissor lift.
  •     Power Towers, UK, for the Peco.


Product of the Year- Mast Climbing Work Platforms/Hoists

  •     Alimak Hek, UK, for the APF 35/75/44 transport platform.
  •     Hydro Mobile, USA, for the S Series mast climber/transport platform.
  •     Scanclimber, Finland, for the Double Decker


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

  •     Genie, USA, for the SX-180 telescopic boom lift.
  •     JLG, USA, for the Toucan 12E/12E Plus vertical mast.
  •     MEC, USA, for the 4069-A GSE aircraft ground support series.
  •     Palazzani, Italy, for the Ragno XTJ52 track mounted boom.


The shortlist was decided at the judges’ meeting in London, UK, on 4 February. We would also like to thank their great efforts in helping to make the IAPAs 2014 a fantastic event.

The independent and impartial judging panel included: Andries Schouten, managing director of HDW Nederland and Gunco; Craig Paylor, former president of JLG and current president/owner of US-based National Truck Body (NTB) Solutions; George Landsberg, managing director and owner of South African access equipment distribution company Goscor Hi-Reach; Gerhard Hillebrand, IPAF’s representative in Italy since 2004; and Steve Couling, managing director of TIME-Versalift, UK & Ireland and IPAF president.

The IAPAs take place on the same day as the IPAF Summit and regularly attract audiences of more than 450 each year, so make sure you are a part of it by booking your place at both events.  For more information visit www.iapa-summit.info

Jointly organised by KHL’s Access International, Access Lift & Handlers and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry.