The ESTA Users’ Night and Awards of Excellence takes place in the Spring of every year and has become a hugely popular event, regularly attracting more than 500 guests. The awards are open to companies that are members of ESTA national associations, ESTA special members and ESTA affiliates.

There are ten categories which in 2021 attracted almost 50 entries:

  • Cranes telescopic lifting capacity ≤ 120 t and knuckle boom cranes of any type and lifting capacity.
  • Cranes telescopic lifting capacity > 120 t
  • Cranes Lattice Boom
  • Transport – trailer and load under 120t GCW [Gross weight]
  • Transport- trailer and load over 120t GCW [Gross weight]
  • Combined Techniques
  • Safety
  • Innovation – End User
  • Innovation – Manufacturer
  • SPMT job of the year

The crane and transport jobs of the year are awarded to an individual company for an innovative, complicated or otherwise unusual job, completed safely, professionally and to the client’s satisfaction.

Smaller companies are especially encouraged to enter.

The judging is carried out by an independent jury of experienced professionals, according to a strict points system drawn up by ESTA. The finalists are published in advance of the awards evening, with the winners being announced on the night.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact: Mrs C. van Geest, ESTA, Tel: +31 71 572 4705, E-mail:

ESTA Users’ Night and Awards 2023

The ESTA Users’ Night and Awards 2023 is provisionally scheduled on April 20th, 2023 at:

Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin

Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin

Koningin Astrid Boulevard 5
2202 BK Noordwijk aan Zee

18.45 Pre-dinner drinks
20.05 President’s welcome address
20.20 Dinner
21.45 Awards presentations
22.30 After dinner drinks