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

About the ESTA organization

ESTA - the European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes - was founded in 1976 and since then has grown steadily.


Today, we have active members in eighteen countries and have established very close ties to the equipment manufacturers who supply the heavy transport and mobile crane industry, giving ESTA members the opportunity to voice ideas on future developments and technical issues.


ESTA works to

- Continually improve equipment to create a safer working environment, alongside the manufacturers

- Harmonise equipment travel rules, general conditions of work and reduce permit delays throughout Europe

- Continuously improve the image of the sector

- Enhance the quality of service provided to clients

- Promote safer ways of working

- Create the opportunity for ESTA's members to exchange information, allowing them to work together all over Europe.


In addition, when there is a new issue of particular importance, ESTA creates a working group to investigate and produce recommendations

Current work includes

Safe working at height
- Issues involving the on-site delivery of wind turbine components
- Creating a common European Crane Operator Licence
- Promoting ESTA’s best practice guide for the stability and operation of SPMT and modular trailers.


More details about our members, our policies and the activities of our working groups can be found elsewhere on this website.

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. Go to jdlevents.cluster1.easy-hebergement.net/jdl2019

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  • 3rd of October 2019 ESTA Autumn Meeting

    October 3-4, ESTA Autumn Meeting, Piacenza, Italy. Go to www.estaeurope.eu

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