12 & 13 March, 2025 – Dublin Royal Convenction Centre, Dublin, Ireland

The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

Celebrating best practice and excellence across the industry

Around 420 attendees from across the global access industry gathered at the Scandic Hotel, Copenhagen, on 14 March to celebrate best practice and innovation in the sector. 

Organised by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Access International, the event followed the IPAF Summit, which was held on the same day and provided a platform for knowledge exchange and networking.

With a near record 130 entries across 13 award categories, the IAPAs showcased the latest innovations in the industry.

2024 Award Winners

Access Rental Company of the Year​

WINNER

Mills, Brazil

Runners Up

AFI Rentals, UK
Dayim Equipment Rentals, Saudi Arabia
Kiloutou, France

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

WINNER

Electroelsa, Italy – Parachute device

Runners Up

Gravity Joe - Pneumatic balancer
Haulotte - Fastn
Sunbelt Rentals - Projects & initiatives

The Sustainability Award

WINNER

CTE, Italy – MP 20 Ev

Runners Up

Dingli - ‘Future Factory’
Niftylift - Hydrogen-Electric (H2E)
Trackunit - Emissions Reporting

Digital Development Award

WINNER

Kiloutou, France - YOUSE

Runners Up

Cramo - SmartControl Sustainability Services
JCB - LiveLink
Transgrua - QR/ NFC equipment check

Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

WINNER

Dayim Equipment Rentals, Saudi Arabia

Runners Up

Dinolift
Mills
Terex

IAPA Innovative Technology Prize

WINNER

Trojan Battery Company, USA – AES batteries

Runners Up

Dingli - BT44ERT
France Elevateur - Live line truck mount
Trackunit - Access Management System

IPAF member-only categories:

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

WINNER

Speedy Support Services, UK

Runners Up

HSS Training
Mills
Nationwide Platforms

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

WINNER

Jose Ramon Etxebarria Urrutia - Plataformas Daryat

Runners Up

Gravity Joe - Pneumatic balancer
Haulotte - Fastn
Sunbelt Rentals - Projects & initiatives

Product of the Year Categories:

Mast Climbers/Hoists

WINNER

Maber Hoist, Italy - Lift Shaft Hoist

Runners Up

Alimak - Vectio 650
Electroelsa - ELSA P46

Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts

WINNER

Dingli – JCPT1612PA

Runners Up

Almacrawler - Bibi 1090 Primo
Faraone - Elevah 6
Platform Basket - Heron 10

Self Propelled Booms and Atrium Lifts

WINNER

Niftylift, UK - HR15 H2E

Runners Up

Dingli - BT44ERT
Palazzani - TTZJ 58
Platform Basket - Spider 54
Teupen - LEO27GTplus

Vehicle/Trailer-Mounted

WINNER

Palfinger - P 280 CK Edrive

Runners Up

Ruthmann - Steiger T 1000 HF
Socage - forSte 16A Speed
Versalift Denmark - V-200

Read more about the 2024 awards

2024 IAPA Judges

Vicki Allen

Managing Director of International Platforms

Dawei He

Global Sales and Marketing Director, Sinoboom

Elisabeth Ausimour

President, Production Division, Manitou

Vipul Tilsian

Managing Partner, RentEase Internationa, India

Pedro Torres

CEO, Riwal

About the IAPAs

The IAPAs are the only truly global awards for the powered access sector and celebrate best practice and excellence across the industry. 

The 2023 event will provide a unique setting in which to spend an enjoyable evening with customers, industry contacts and colleagues.

The IAPAs dinner and awards ceremony, organised by IPAF and KHL Group’s Access International, is widely considered as the industry’s best social event, attracting audiences of around 450 each year.

With 13 all-encompassing awards categories available to enter, companies across the access industry are invited to submit their nominations highlighting their latest products or initiatives which demonstrate a leap forward in environmental engagement. The award categories cover equipment, engineering and digital innovations, along with safety and IPAF training. In addition, budding photographers are invited to enter the Photo of the Year category, and an individual will be recognised for their contributions to the industry in the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The evening of the IAPA awards will start with the traditional pre-dinner drinks, followed by a three-course dinner with wine. Following the dinner, the awards presentation will begin, at which the trophies will be presented to the deserved winners.

Those wishing to enter the awards will be able to do so from mid-September, when the entry forms will be available on the website. Please look out for announcements at that time.

Entering the 2024 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 2022 – September 2023.
• Entries must be submitted in English using the official entry form.
• Please supply a company logo when submitting your entry.

The independent judging panel, consisting of five leading industry experts, to be announced soon, will be looking for good business practice, innovation and forward thinking, along with quality, and client satisfaction. Judges want all entrants to tell them why they believe their company, project or product is special and why it deserves to win.

Questions on the awards can be directed to Euan Youdale, editor of Access International, on:
+44 (0)7850 313755
euan.youdale@khl.com

IAPA 2023 Winners

The Sustainability
Award

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

Haulotte, France
MEC, USA
Palfinger Platforms, Germany

Access Rental Company
of the Year

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

Horizon Construction Development
Mills, Brazil
Nationwide Platforms, UK

Contribution to Safe Working
at Height

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

Manitou, France
Protective Pty, Australia
Sunbelt Rentals, UK

Innovation Technology
Prize

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

Mateco, Romania - Trouble Shooting Ecosystem
Protective PTY, Australia - Scissor shield

Digital Development
Award

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

Digiquip, Norway
Nationwide Platforms, UK
Serious Labs, Canada

IAPA Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Award

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

Dayim Equipment Rentals, Saudi Arabia Mills, Brazil

IPAF Training Centre
of the Year

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

Mills, Brazil
Nationwide Platforms, UK
Speedy Training, UK

IPAF Training Instructor
of the Year

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

Gonçalo Pereira, Transgrua, Portugal
Uta Koch, Koch Arbeitsbühnen, Germany

Product of the Year - Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

Alba-Macrel Group, Spain – PMH passenger & materials hoist
Torgar, Spain - PW-18 mast climber
XL Industries, France - XE5 Top-Down Hoist

Product of the Year - Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

JLG, USA/UK - Power Towers Duo
Skyjack, Canada - E Series vertical mast lift

Product of the Year - Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

Almacrawler, Italy - Jibbi 1890 Primo self-levelling boom lift
Hinowa, Italy - Llightlift 40.18 spider lift

Product of the Year - Vehicle and Trailer Mounted

WINNER

RUNNERS UP

France Elévateur, France - UPTO 15 van mounted platform
Ruthmann Holdings, Germany - Steiger Ampero TBR 260 E truck mount
Palfinger Platforms, Germany - All Terrain Black Edition, Unimog mounted platform

IPAF / Access International Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER

Dante Fracca