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8 October 2020

The essential access industry event

The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

 

IAPA 2020 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

There was an incredible response from the industry to the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) 2020, with a record 130 entries across 11 categories. Happily, the quality of the entries was also very high across the board, making a challenging decision process for the judging panel, which was made up of five longstanding industry professionals.

 

The IAPA organisers Access International and The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) would like to thank the judges for their efforts in carefully considering all the entries and to all those companies and individuals who entered. If you did not make it on to the shortlist this year, please try again next year.

 

 

Access Rental Company of the Year

  • Advanced Access Platforms, UK
  • AFI, UK / Middle East
  • Mateco, Luxembourg
  • Shanghai Horizon, China
  • Star Platforms, UK

 

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

  • EIDE - Embragatges i Derivats - manual release centrifugal brake (DBQ
  • Genie - Super-sized platform
  • Outriggerpads - online outrigger pad calculator
  • Serious Labs - PAL+ training programnes

 

Digital Development Award

  • AST - digital safety logbook
  • Genie - Lift Connect
  • RCB - digital solutions
  • Riwal – digital initiatives

 

The IAPA Innovative Technology Prize

  • Dingli – boom design
  • Hinowa - TeleCrawler13
  • JLG - mobile control app
  • Ruthmann - Ampero TBR 250 E

 

Product of the Year - Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists

  • Alimak - MC 650
  • Hydro Mobile - S Series Transport platform
  • Maber Hoist - Liftshaft Hoist MBA800/150-SRV
  • Scanclimber - Heavy Duty (MCWP- HD)
  • XL Industries - XE5 Top-down Hoist

 

Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Mast Platforms (low level access, vertical mast booms, pusharound platforms, stock pickers)

  • Dingli - JCPT1612DCB
  • Faraone - Elevah 75 Tyres
  • Genie - Global Spec GS Scissor
  • Imer - IM 17220 E
  • JLG – DSP-M
  • Snorkel – S3019E

 

Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts

  • Genie Z-45 FE Boom
  • JLG - EC articulating booms
  • Manitou - 200 ATJE
  • Niftylft - HR17NE
  • Platform Basket - Spider 43T
  • Teupen Leo35Tplus

 

Product of the Year – Vehicle Mounted Platforms

  • Oil & Steel - Snake 147
  • Ruthmann - Steiger TB 300
  • Socage - ForSte 37DJ Speed
  • Versalift - VTL-120

 

IPAF member companies and individuals only category shortlists.

 

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

  • AMP Sales & Services, USA
  • AST, Germany
  • Kompetenzzentrum für Arbeitssicherheit, Switzerland
  • Korea Rental Corporation, South Korea

 

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

  • Andrew Williams - UTN Training
  • Richard Abercrombie – Openreach
  • Uta Koch - Arbeitsbühnen Koch
  • Young Chun Cho - Korea Training Corporation

 

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award

The winner will be announced on the night of ceremony.

 

Access Photo of the Year

Sponsored by Media Access Solutions (MAS)

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO

22 JANUARY 2020

The IAPAs are the most prestigious and respected awards in our industry. Following a high level of interest the deadline has been extended to allow companies and individuals more time to prepare their entries. An independent judging panel of access industry leaders will vote to determine the winners.

 

Celebrate best practice and excellence in the access industry and at the same time spend an enjoyable evening with customers, industry contacts and colleagues. It’s a friendly industry, and the IAPAs dinner is its best social event, attracting audiences of around 450 each year.

 

There are 12 award categories, ranging from new products and innovations to safety and training - you can be certain to find one or more to suit you or your company.

 

The evening starts with a Networking Drinks Reception - sponsored by Genie - with wine and beer served, followed by a three-course dinner with wine (beer available at cost on request). Following the dinner, the awards presentation will begin, and trophies given out to the deserved winners. After the excitement of the awards there will be a cash bar.

 

 

Entering the IAPAs

 

  • The awards are free to enter.
  • Companies and individuals can enter themselves or nominate others.
  • You can submit entries for more than one award, and more than one entry per category.
  • Awards are for activities undertaken and for products launched September 2018 - September 2019.
  • Entries must be submitted in English using the official entry form.
  • Please supply a company logo when submitting your entry.

 

The judges are looking for good business practice, innovation and forward thinking, along with quality, and client satisfaction. They want all entrants to tell them why they believe their company, project or product is special and why it deserves to win.

 

Questions

Questions on the awards can be directed to Euan Youdale, editor of Access International, on

+44 (0)1892 786214 or euan.youdale@khl.com

 

OPEN FOR ENTRIES FROM: September 2019

ENTRY DEADLINE: 22 January 2020

 

 

Categories for 2020

Click the category below to download the entry form

 

Access Rental Company of the Year

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

Digital Development Award

The IAPA Innovative Technology Prize

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists

Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts

Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts

Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award

 

 

 

 

Access Photograph of the Year

 

The access photography competition is sponsored by the UK’s Media Access Solutions (MAS),

which will donate the €1000 prize: €750 for first place, €250 for second place.

 

Judges will be looking for a spectacular shot that highlights an important aspect of safety or dynamic use of access equipment. The award is open to everyone working in the access industry. Entries should not include pictures commissioned for PR and marketing purposes.

 

E-mail your completed entry to Euan Youdale: euan.youdale@khl.com

 

Deadline:  22 January, 2020

The 2020 judges

This year’s independent judging panel comprises industry experts with long-standing experience in the business. A fifth judge will be announced soon. KHL and IPAF would like to thank all the judges for taking part.

 

Erhan Acar

Acar, who has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, has worked in various sectors as an engineer and service manager, as well as 12 years in the access industry. In 2007 he became after sales service manager for Acarlar Makine, which is a distributor for a range of access platform brands in Turkey and has a rental fleet. Since 2014, he has been general manager for Rent Rise, a pioneering rental company in Turkey.

Malcolm Bowers

Bowers joined the UK access industry in 1970 with Zip Up Hire, a division of Access Equipment. In 1978 he co-founded Access Rental, which was sold to Roskel in 1990, on which he served as board director until 1991. This business was bought by Nationwide. Bowers founded Myrefield Group, specialising in concrete products, in 1991. He sold all three companies in the group, which are all still trading today. In 1998 he formed UK AFI Uplift, leading to a management buyout in 2005. He then co-founded Lifterz in 2006 with his son, which has been acquired by Speedy PLC.

Ian James

James started his career in the access industry with Benfords, in Warwick, UK, in the mid 1980's having completed a degree sponsored by the currency printers De La Rue. He progressed through area sales, district management to become general manager EAME for Grove Manlift. The last 20 years have been spent with Bronto Skylift in various sales roles predominantly looking after the UK distribution.

Norty Turner

Turner is the president of IPAF and the SVP of Services and Advanced Solutions at United Rentals. He is responsible for expanding its businesses in areas such as servicing and management of customer fleets, training, and Advanced Solutions - in areas such as autonomous vehicles and wearable technology. He joined United after leaving Riwal in October 2018, where he was CEO for six and a half years.

Dan Vorsholt

Vorsholt has been in the rental business since 1991 and for the last 23 years at GSV, the largest rental company in Denmark. With an engineering background, Vorsholt has been CEO at the company since 2008, and prior to that held a range of positions, including fleet management. For the last four years he has also been in charge of purchasing and integrating four Denmark-based rental companies into GSV, which has created its market leading position.

NON-VOTING chairman of the judging panel: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International.

The Awards Host for 2020

 

Mark Durden Smith

Well-known to sports fans, Mark has led ITV’s Premiership and World Cup rugby coverage, as well as anchoring their Boat Race broadcast. He followed Premiership coverage as it moved to Channel 5, whilst for Sky he’s presented European golf, international cricket, Spanish football and the daily round-up Sky Sports Centre, as well as rugby.

 

IAPA 2019 SHORTLIST & WINNERS

 

More than 100 entries were received for the 2019 IAPAs. The shortlist can be seen below.

 

The organisers of the event, IPAF and Access International, would like to thank the judges for their meticulous efforts in considering all the submissions, and to all those who sent in entries. The standard of the entries was very high overall, so, if you or your company did not make it on to the 2019 shortlist, please make sure you enter again in 2020.

 

Access Rental Company of the Year

  • AFI-Uplift
  • WINNER A-Plant
  • Loxam Powered Access Division (PAD)
  • Manlift
  • Shanghai Horizon Equipment & Engineering

 

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

  • Manitou – reduce-program.com
  • WINNER Proud2bSafe – motivational speaking
  • Skyjack - SGLE

 

Digital Development Award

  • Co.me.t/Xtrux – Solar virtual reality
  • Haulotte - Quick Positioning app
  • Hoogwerkt - online booking platform
  • WINNER JLG - BIM library
  • Riwal - Access4U

 

The IAPA Innovative Technology Prize

  • GMG - I Power
  • Ruthmann - Dynamic Reach System (DRS)
  • Serious Labs - Ryze-MEWP VR Simulator
  • WINNER Skyjack - Elevate On

 

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

  • WINNER ALS Safety
  • A-Plant
  • Nationwide Platforms
  • UTN Training

 

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

  • WINNER Charlie Ellis
  • Greg Trezise-Wallace
  • Peter Hazell

 

Powered Access Pioneer

  • Access Rental Gulf
  • WINNER Zhejiang Dingli Machinery
  • Haulotte
  • Rapid Access
  • Rent & Rise

 

Product of the Year - Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists

  • WINNER Alimak - Mammoth TM
  • Electroelsa - H50
  • Maber - MBC50
  • Scanclimber - Centum SC10000

 

Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts

  • EHM - E Series
  • Faraone - Elevah 50 Air
  • Forever-ODM - 3215 Scissor-Boom
  • WINNER Hybeko - Tunnel 3390 RT
  • JLG - 10MSP

 

Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts

  • WINNER Almac - Jibbi 1250 Evo
  • Easy Lift - R420 EI
  • Haulotte - HA20 LE PRO
  • Niftylift - HR12L
  • Sinoboom - GTBZ18J

 

Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted

  • WINNER Bronto Skylift - S35EM
  • Co.Me.T - Solar
  • Ruthmann - Steiger T900

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award

John L Grove

 

 

Access Photo of the Year

Santeri Keränen, senior blade technician at Bladefence

Photo of the year is sponsored by Facelift

The 2019 judges

 

An independent judging panel of access industry experts, with longstanding international experience, will vote to determine the winners.

 

The judges are:

 

Sérgio Kariya, president of Brazil-based Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia.

 

Teresa Kee, director, corporate safety at US-based United Rentals.

 

Karin Nars, executive chairman at Finland-based Dinolift.

 

Patrick Witte, Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, MEC Aerial Work Platforms.

 

NON-VOTING chairman: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International

 

Sérgio Kariya

Teresa Kee

Karin Nars

Patrick Witte

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