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.
New moves to reduce accidents and improve safety during the erection and transportation of on-shore wind turbines will be the focus of the third edition of the popular ESTA and FEM Experts Summit in Hamburg on March 6. The one day conference and reception, will feature leading industry speakers from across the sector and will follow up the work started at the 2017 event, especially on the development of new safety policies and best practice guides. Go to ESTA News for the full story. For further information please contact the ESTA main office or go to www.estaeurope.eu/summit.
Next year’s ESTA Users Night and Awards 2018 will take place at the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on Thursday, April 26, 2018, during the Intermat exhibition. The awards are run in partnership with International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine and full details plus entry forms are on the ESTA website at www.estasurope.eu. Awards entries can be submitted in English or in one of the following languages: French, German, Italian and Spanish. The closing date is January 19, 2018.
The European Crane Operators Licence scheme is undergoing its final round of preparations before its trial “pilot” launch in February next year. ESTA still has a few vacancies for training and examination organisations to take part in the trial pilot project and also wants to sign up would-be ECOL operators. ESTA Director Ton Klijn said: “We have had an excellent response, but we want to get a broad range of people and organisations involved, so we are calling on anyone interested to contact us as soon as possible.” Go to ESTA News for more information.
ESTA’s General Assembly in October confirmed the following changes at the top of the organisation:
- Stijn Sarens of Sarens becomes ESTA Secretary
- Alexandre Vernazza of Mediaco has taken over as Vice-President, Section Cranes.
- Jens Enggaard of BMS, becomes ESTA Treasurer, taking over from Hendrik Sarens whose term has ended.
Stijn Sarens and Alexandre Vernazza took over the positions vacated by Ton Klijn when he succeeded Søren Jansen as ESTA Director in the summer.
Poland hosted the 2017 ESTA Autumn Meetings in Krakow on October 19 and 20 – the first time that ESTA has met in Eastern Europe. Organised by the Polish Heavy Transport Association (OSPTN), the meeting and dinner attracted almost 250 ESTA members and guests from 25 countries. It was one of the biggest heavy transport and lifting events held in the country. In the evening, an official networking dinner was held 125 meters underground in the famous Salt Mine in Wieliczka. Go to ESTA News for more information.
Spanish transport authorities have backed down in their attempts to enforce changes in the country’s exceptional transport regulations that discriminated against international hauliers.
The move follows a series of complaints made to the European Commission and the Spanish government from ESTA, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and a host of national trade bodies. Go to ESTA News for the full story.
You can download the latest ESTA Annual Review here