International Crane Stakeholders Assembly [ICSA]

Members of the ICSA are the following associations:

  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers [AEM]
  • The Crane Industry Council of Australia [CICA]
  • Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC)
  • The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport & Mobile Cranes [ESTA]
  • European Federation of Material Handling [FEM]
  • Japan Crane Association [JCA]
  • Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association [SC&RA]

ICSA’s role
The ICSA’s role is to:

  • Facilitate information sharing and meaningful dialogue between crane industry stakeholders on safety, technical and regulatory issues of concern to the International crane industry.
  • Provide an environment for, and encourage the creation of, significant networking opportunities between industry stakeholders and promote consensus positions on behalf of the crane industry on issues of common concern, so that ICSA members can make representation to relevant regulatory and standardization bodies.
  • Promote the harmonization of international standards

The meetings are held annually on a rotating schedule, usually linked to one of the major exhibitions. The users group and the manufacturers group meet separately in the morning followed by a joint meeting of both groups in the afternoon.

The most recent meeting was held during the 2022 BAUMA exhibition in Munich, on October 26. It was hosted jointly by ESTA and the FEM (the European Materials Handling Federation).  ESTA was represented by Ton Klijn, ESTA Director, and Fabio Belli, ESTA President and CEO of Fagioli.

The meeting agreed to develop a new lifting plan guidance document, following a proposal from the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA). Both ESTA and the SC&RA – the US-based Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association – agreed to share relevant information from their markets.

The meeting also discussed how to boost the number of women employed in the industry and agreed that the priority is the creation of safe working places.