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IAPA shortlists announced

Shortlists for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) 2023 have been announced following a meeting of the judges’ panel.

The winners will be announced during the awards dinner following the association’s annual Summit on the 20th April to be held this year at the H4 Hotel, Berlin, Germany
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The 2023 shortlist is as follows:

Access Rental Company of the Year
Horizon Construction Development, China. Mills, Brazil. Nationwide Platforms, UK. Sunbelt Rentals, UK

Contribution to Safe Working at Height
Manitou, France. Nationwide Platforms, UK. Protective Pty, Australia. Sunbelt Rentals, UK

The Sustainability Award
Haulotte, France. Genie, USA. MEC, USA. Palfinger Platforms, Germany

Digital Development Award
Alimak, Sweden. Digiquip, Norway. Nationwide Platforms, UK. Serious Labs, Canada

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Award
Vicki Allen, International Platforms, UK. Dayim Equipment Rentals, Saudi Arabia. Mills, Brazil

Innovative Technology Prize
Mateco Romania - trouble shooting ecosystem. Nationwide Platforms, UK - Harness On, Phase 2. Protective PTY, Australia - Scissor shield

Product of the Year categories

Mast-Climbing Work Platforms and Hoists
Alba-Macrel Group, Spain - PMH passenger & materials hoist. Maber Hoist, Italy - MBC2000 transport platform. Torgar, Spain - PW-18 mastclimber. XL Industries, France - XE5 Top-Down Hoist

Scissor Lifts and Vertical Mast Platforms
JLG, USA/UK - Power Towers Duo. MEC, USA - MMAE16 vertical mast lift. Skyjack, Canada - E Series vertical mast lift.

Self-propelled Booms and Atrium Lifts
Almacrawler, Italy - Jibbi 1890 Primo self-levelling boom lift. Hinowa, Italy - Llightlift 40.18 spider lift. Manitou, France - 160 ATJ+e electric boom lift

Vehicle and Trailer-mounted Platforms
Elliott Equipment Company, USA - E150i truck mount. France Elévateur, France - UPTO 15 van-mounted platform. Ruthmann Germany - Steiger Ampero TBR 260 E truck mount. Palfinger Platforms, Germany - All-terrain Unimog-mounted platform

IPAF Training Centre of the Year
Dayim Equipment Rentals, Saudi Arabia. Mills, Brazil. Nationwide Platforms, UK. Speedy Training, UK

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year
Anna Sarah Costa Morais - Mills, Brazil. Gonçalo Pereira - Transgrua, Portugal. Uta Koch - Koch Arbeitsbühnen, Germany

Lifetime Achievement Award
To be announced at the ceremony.
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Chris Wraith (R) accepts last year’s Lifetime Achievement award from Ben Hirst of Horizon

Chief executive Peter Douglas said: “For the second year running, we have had a superb set of entries across the various awards categories, and looking at the shortlist reveals what stiff competition there has been. Like all those who have already booked their places to join us at what is already a sell-out event, I can’t wait to find out who each category winner will be, and I am really looking forward to what promises to be a really special evening. It will be particularly exciting to be hosting both the IPAF Summit & IAPAs in Germany’s historic capital, Berlin; I hope we will see you there!”

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