Shortlist Announced for 2015 International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

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

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The shortlist for this year’s International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) has been revealed, following the judges’ meeting on February 10 in Paris.

The winners will be announced at the dinner and awards ceremony on March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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

More than 95 entries across 13 award categories were received for the IAPAs 2015.

The event will see delegates from many of the world’s largest rental companies attending, including NES Rentals (USA), Mateco (Germany), Galmon (Singapore), Riwal (Europe) and HSS Hire (UK).

“There was an excellent range of entries this year from across the world,” said Euan Youdale, editor of Access International, and non-voting chairman of the judges. “The judges were impressed by the high quality of the submissions and it was a great meeting. We thank the judges for all their efforts.”

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Access Rental Company of the Year

IAPAs 2015 shortlist:

Mateco, Germany
Nationwide Platforms, UK
NES Rentals, USA
United Rentals, USA

Contribution to Safe Working at Height
Good to Go Safety – Product, UK
HSS Hire, UK
United Rentals, USA

Outstanding Customer Service
HSS Hire, UK
IAPS Group, UK
NES Rentals, USA

Powered Access Pioneer
Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, China
Korea Rental Corporation, South Korea
Mills Rental, Brazil

Product of the Year – Low Level Access
Bravi Platforms, Italy, for the Sprint
Faraone Industrie, Italy, for the Elevah 40 Move
JLG Industries, USA, for the LiftPod FT140

Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms/Hoists
Alimak Hek, UK, for the HEK Podlifter/Scando 450 hoist combination
Geda-Dechentreiter, Germany, for the SH 500 EX
Maber 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
JLG Industries, USA, for the 1850SJ Ultra Boom
Niftylift, UK, for the HR15 Hybrid 4x4
Skyjack, Canada, for the SJ63 AJ
Snorkel, USA, for the A46JRT

Product of the Year – Vehicle Mounted
Barin, Italy, for the ABC 50/C
Palfinger Platforms, Germany, for the P480
Ruthmann, Germany, for the Steiger TU 285
Time International, Denmark, for the Versalift VTX-240

Project of the Year
Palfinger Platforms, Germany
ReachMaster, USA
Ruthmann and Gardemann, Germany
Scanclimber, Finland, and Scan-Rent and PMB Façade Technology, Malaysia

For IPAF member companies and individuals only:

IPAF Training Centre of the Year
A-Plant, UK
Nationwide Platforms, UK
Solaris Equipamentos e Serviços, Brazil

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year
Carl Evans, HSS Training, UK
Hansen Ng Wee Han, BS Technology, Singapore
Gary Riley, NES Rentals, USA

Access Photograph of the Year
Winner will be announced at the awards ceremony

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner will be announced at the awards ceremony

The IAPAs take place on the same day as the IPAF Summit and regularly attract audiences of more than 450 each year. Make sure you are part of it by booking your place at

The independent and impartial judging panel spent a full day considering all the entries. Judges make their decisions based on the merit of each entry and are excluded from entering their company for any awards. The judges thank all those who took part and would like to encourage everyone to consider entering again for the awards in 2016.

IAPA 2015 judging panel:

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