Finalists of the International Awards for Powered Access 2011

Finalists of the International Awards for Powered Access 2011

The finalists for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) 2011 have been announced following the meeting of the judging panel in London on 28 January.IAPA

More than 100 entries were received, the highest number since the awards were inaugurated in 2009.

The judges were: Roger Bowden, owner/founder, Niftylift, UK; Gerhard Hillebrand, IPAF Italy representative; Murray Pollok, managing editor, Access International; Steve Shaughnessy, IPAF president; and Mike Watts, chairman/founder, Sunstate Equipment, US.

The winners will be announced at the IAPA awards dinner following the IPAF Summit on 14 April 2011 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The shortlisted finalists in each category, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

 The IAPA 2011 judges at work (left to right): Mike Watts of US-based Sunstate Equipment, Roger Bowden of UK-based Niftylift, Steve Shaughnessy, IPAF president, and Gerhard Hillebrand, IPAF-Italia representative. Not in the picture is Murray Pollok, managing editor of Access International.

Access Rental Company of the Year
Alo Rentals, Chile
Easi Uplifts, Republic of Ireland
Facelift Access Hire, UK
Industrial Access, Romania
Lavendon Access services, UK

IPAF Safety Champion
Carl Evans, HSS Hire, UK
Srini Kadaba, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, Saudi Arabia
Teresa Kee, NES Rentals, USA
Douglas McLuckie, A-Plant, UK
Kevin O'Shea, Mastclimbers, USA

Contribution to Safe Working at Height
AFI-Uplift, UK
Bronto Skylift, Finland
BS Technology, Singapore
Lavendon Access Services, UK
ZT Safety Systems, UK

Access Project of the Year
Harsco Infrastructure Services - Heron Tower Project, UK
Mastclimbers & Goedecke Equipment - Robert A Young Refurbishment Project, USA

Award for Outstanding After Sales Service
Access Plus Scotland, UK
Independent Parts & Service (IPS), UK
Terex Aerial Work Platforms, USA

Product of the Year - Vehicle/Trailer Mounted
CTE: B-Lift 20.13 MP
France Elevateur: 111F eco Elevator
Oil&Steel Northern Europe/HCNL: Snake 2714 compact
TIME International: Versalift ET-36-LF Electric

Product of the Year - Self-Propelled (booms, scissors, atrium lifts)
Haulotte Group: HA12CJ+
Holland Lift: Megastar G320EL30
MEC Aerial Work Platforms: Titan Boom
Merlo: MPR
MULTITEL Pagliero: SMX225
Teupen Maschinenbau: LEO 25 T

Product of the Year - Mast Climbing Work Platform/Hoists
Alimak Hek: Alimak Scando 650
GEDA-Dechentreiter: Geda 300 Z/ZP Transport Platform

Product of the Year - Low-Level Access
Bravi UK: Caddy
Custom Equipment: HB-830
Power Towers: Nano SP
Skyjack: SJ12

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner to be announced on the night

Best Marketing Campaign for IPAF Training
Access Plus Scotland, UK
BS Technology, Singapore
HERT Arbeitsbühnen, Germany
Mastclimbers, USA

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year
Claudio Figueroa Garcia, Alo Training
Jur Kamsteeg, Riwal
Steve Murdoch, HSS Hire
Gurpartap Singh, Rapid Access/Lavendon Group
Felice Maurizio Vivalda, Mollo

Best New IPAF Training Centre
Heyrod Construction, UK
NES Rentals, USA
Piattaforme Aeree Formazione (PAF), Italy
SETIF di Roberto Catana, Italy