The ESTA Awards - and the accompanying webinar – were run online for the first time due to the COVID19 pandemic and attracted more than 400 registered delegates. The event, which took place on September 24, was jointly organised by ESTA and International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine, part of the KHL Group. A complete recording of the event can be viewed here
The full list of winners and finalists is here
(Photo: Andreas Kahl being interviewed after Kahl and Jansen's victory in the category for Transport: Trailer and Load above 120 tonnes).
In his welcome address, ESTA President David Collett said: “The ESTA Awards have grown to be a major event and one of the highlights of the year, bringing together companies of all sizes, types and nationalities.
“For obvious reasons, holding a normal ceremony proved impossible this year. Even so, we still wanted to celebrate the great projects and companies in our industry, and also to do what we can to meet each other, even if only on screen.”
This year’s awards attracted record numbers of entries from 13 countries and were sponsored by Kässbohrer, Liebherr, Spierings and Tadano Demag. The full list of winners and finalists is here, and a full recording is here
The event was combined with three presentations on the state of the market and the likely trends and prospects for growth in the wake of the Covid19 pandemic. The speakers were:
- Atul Ayra, Senior VP & Chief Energy Strategist, IHS Markit:
What next for the Global Energy Market
- Chris Sleight, Managing Director, Off-Highway Research:
The global crane industry
- Wim Sarens, CEO, Sarens Group:
The dynamic reality of the 2020-2022 market
ESTA Director Ton Klijn said: “It is unfortunate that we were not able to meet in person this year, because of COVID-19, but we could still celebrate the achievements of our industry.
Combining the awards with market presentations means that we could also provide attendees with valuable insights into business conditions and the challenges and opportunities facing the industry today.”