ESTA Director Ton Klijn has made a direct appeal to British companies and associations not to let the Brexit debate divide – and weaken – the European heavy transport and lifting industries.
Speaking at the close of the online ESTA Awards ceremony, Klijn said: “Brexit is something that most in Europe see as a completely avoidable tragedy and with that in mind, I would like to make a direct appeal to our British friends.
“Not all members of ESTA are from countries that are members of the European Union and British companies and organisations have been great supporters of ESTA over the years.
“We have enjoyed and appreciated your involvement and expertise.. Despite the political problems, we hope very much that your commitment to our work will continue, so that we can keep learning from each other and make our industry safer and more efficient, to the benefit of all of us.”