ESTA is the leading European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry.

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The ESTA Working group ECOL has been subsidised through:

European Crane Operator Licence 

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ESTA took the initiative to investigate how a European craft proficiency certificate for crane operators can be established for the industry.

For the ECOL summary document, click here

For the ECOL Newsletter click here

Members of the ECOL Working Group are: 

Mammoet Europe B.V. Netherlands

Mr. Philip Grootenboer

Vereninging Vertikaal Transport, Netherlands

Mr. Lion Verhagen

Vereniging van Belgische Kraanverhuurders, Belgium

Mr. Giovanni Pauwels

ESTA, Netherlands

Mr. Ton Klijn

INFRA ry, Finland

Mrs. Pia Metsola

Liebherr|VDMA, Germany

Mr. Christoph Behmueller

VDMA, Germany

Mr. Paul Zepf

Construction Plant-hire Association, UK

Peter Brown

Vakvereniging Het Zwarte Corps, Netherlands

Mr. René van der Steen


Norwegian Crane Association

Mr. Knut Nordås

Mr. Kristian Hersløv


The Danish Crane Association [Dansk Kran Forening] Denmark

Mr. Kim Hvolbøl

ASTAG, Switzerland

Mr. Jörg Senn

BSK, Germany

Mr. Markus Horbach

A.N.N.A., Italy

Mr. Paolo Cremonini

Montalgrua, Portugal

Mrs. Marlene Collaço

Affiliated members:

UFL, France

Mr. Alexandre-Jacques VERNAZZA

National Occupational Council of Canada


BC Crane Safety and Canadian Hoisting and Rigging Safety Council

Mr. Fraser Cocks

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Upcoming events

  • 11th of September 2019 Project Cargo Summit 2019

    Project Cargo Summit
    September 11th|12th, 2019, Rotterdam Netherlands

    The Project Cargo Summit 2019 focusses on sharing knowledge and discussing major issues and developments that influence the project cargo industry.

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  • 25th of September 2019 JDL Beaune, France

    September 25-27, 2019 JDL Beaune - French cranes and access exhibition, Beaune, France.

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  • 3rd of October 2019 GIS - Italian cranes and access exhibition

    October 3-5, 2019, GIS- Italian cranes and access exhibition, Piacenza, Italy. Go to

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