Industrial Access gets ready for the opening of the first accredited IPAF centre in Romania and the Balkans

Bucuresti, 13th of February, 2012 – In its pursuit for the opening of the first International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Centre in Romania and the Balkans, the team of Industrial Access Romania announces that it was granted the certification “IPAF certification for operator and demonstrator 1b and 3a&b”.The certification was granted to Mr. Petrisor Vasilescu – Technical Manager and Mr. Stefan Ponea – CEO & Managing Partner Industrial Access – upon successful completion of the operator and demonstrator courses. Therefore the two became the firstly professionals in the aerial equipment industry in Romania to hold these certification.
 Industrial Access holds all necessary evaluations needed in order to become a recommended partner for the provision of IPAF training and certification services at the same level of the other 450 training centres available worldwide:  the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 (since 2005), the Occupational Health and Safety Management System OHSAS 18001 (since 2009).
The Environmental Management System in conformity with ISO 14001:2004 is currently being implemented. “I have been doing on site research on specialised centres in Western Europe and our evaluation shows that we are at least on the same level and in certain cases even surpassing them, from the point of view of the applied safety level and of the implemented protection system, in full compliance to the European legislation in force”, assesses Stefan Ponea. Industrial Access has a nationwide coverage in Romania, with 8 deposits (sales and service personnel) and 3 subsidiaries in Serbia, Moldova and Bulgaria. For the current year Industrial Access focusses on the extension in the Balkans, the company targeting for a market share of 30% in the Balkans by end of 2012.About Industrial Access RomaniaWith a market share of 23% in 2011, Industrial Access Romania is the leader of the Romanian market for mobile elevating working platforms (rental services, sales, after-sale services, consulting, financing, etc). The organisation offers turnkey solutions that guarantee the success of any project and the maximum cost effectiveness for its clients. The efforts of the company focus on offering customised solutions for each client, at the right moment, just for as long as the client requires.

The main shareholder of Industrial Access, Balkan Accession Fund (BAF), is a regional equity fund with a net value of 110 million euro, created with the scope of identifying investment opportunities generated by the integration of Romania in the European Union in 2007, but also with the scope of selectively investing in other countries in the Balkans. The main investors of the fund are RAEF, The EBRD, DEG, FMO and BSTDB.

About IPAFThe International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. It serves as a forum for all active in the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.

 For further details on Industrial Access please visit www.industrialaccess.ro or contact us under office@industrialaccess.ro, phone +40 31 405 68 00. 
Press ContactDana TudorPR SpecialistIndustrial Access0726 55 55 64dtudor@industrialaccess.ro