Welcome to ESTA, the leading European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry.
We represent national trade associations whose members are mobile crane and access platform, rental and abnormal road transport companies.
Individual companies can become special members if there is no appropriate national association from their country.
ESTA also welcomes affiliate members from relevant clients, government departments, regulatory bodies, service companies and all organisations active in our markets.
In addition, ESTA has recently created the category of “Supporter” for companies that are members of their ESTA’s national associations but who want to become more directly involved in ESTA’s work.
A European crane operator licence is needed more than ever to help the industry raise standards while dealing with growing skills shortages and an ageing workforce.
That is the view of ESTA Secretary Ton Klijn, one of the driving forces behind the ambitious ECOL project.
ESTA’s SPMT best practice guide to be published in six languages
ESTA’s well-received best practice guide for the use of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) is being translated into six languages to meet demand from across Europe.
The new guide helps address the problem of trailers occasionally tipping over, even though existing operating rules and stability calculations have been precisely followed.
News that the European Parliament has agreed an extension to the timetable for introducing the new Stage V engine emissions regulations has been strongly welcomed by ESTA.
“It comes as a huge relief and show what can be achieved by concerted and effective action and lobbying,” said Søren Jansen, director of ESTA, the European association for abnormal road transport and mobile cranes.