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

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Welcome to ESTA, the leading European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry. We represent national trade associations whose members are mobile crane and access platform, rental and abnormal road transport companies.

Individual companies can become special members if there is no appropriate national association from their country. ESTA also welcomes affiliate members from relevant clients, government departments, regulatory bodies, service companies and all organisations active in our markets.

In addition, ESTA has recently created the category of “Supporter” for companies that are members of their ESTA’s national associations but who want to become more directly involved in ESTA’s work.


Ennen to give keynote at online ESTA Awards event

February 22, 2021

Jens Ennen

Jens Ennen, CEO at Tadano Faun and Tadano Demag in Germany, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the online ESTA Awards and Market Update taking place on 22 April.  He joins two other senior industry speakers on the programme. Moritz Dickmann, managing director of Nöpel Group, will discuss the implications of reforms to VEMAGS transport permits while Garrick Nisbet, projects director at Notus Heavy Lift and lifting manager at the Hinkley Point C project in the UK, will report on recent heavy lifts and transport activities at the nuclear power project, including lifts by Sarens' ‘Big Carl’ crane. Full story is here

Wind safety report take-up too slow, says ESTA

ESTA WTG 2020 Digital FCFebruary 19, 2021

ESTA is pushing for the onshore wind industry to rapidly adopt the measures in the Best Practice Guide for the Transport and Installation of Onshore WTG Systems following a recent crane accident in Sweden. The guide - which is available as a free download from the ESTA Website here - was published last year but ESTA feels the industry has been slow to recognise its importance. Full story is here

ICSA putting finals touches to two new guides

February 19, 2021

ICSA LogoTwo new best practice guides for the crane industry have moved a step closer to publication after the latest meeting of the International Crane Stakeholders Assembly (ICSA) which took place online in February. Final touches are being put to the long-awaited best practice guide on the safe use of mobile cranes on barges and work is also nearing completion on a guidance paper on mobile crane ground preparation for wind farm construction. Both papers are expected to be officially released before the second half of 2021. Work has also started on a new best practice guide on the use of mobile cranes in pile driving and extraction work. 

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