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

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The ESTA Working group ECOL has been subsidised through:

European Crane Operator Licence 

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ESTA took the initiative to investigate how a European craft proficiency certificate for crane operators can be established for the industry.

For the ECOL summary document, click here

For the ECOL Newsletter click here

Members of the ECOL Working Group are: 

Mammoet Europe B.V. Netherlands

Mr. Philip Grootenboer

Vereninging Vertikaal Transport, Netherlands

Mr. Lion Verhagen

Vereniging van Belgische Kraanverhuurders, Belgium

Mr. Giovanni Pauwels

ESTA, Netherlands

Mr. Ton Klijn

INFRA ry, Finland

Mrs. Pia Metsola

Liebherr|VDMA, Germany

Mr. Christoph Behmueller

VDMA, Germany

Mr. Paul Zepf

Construction Plant-hire Association, UK

Peter Brown

Vakvereniging Het Zwarte Corps, Netherlands

Mr. René van der Steen


Norwegian Crane Association

Mr. Knut Nordås

Mr. Kristian Hersløv


The Danish Crane Association [Dansk Kran Forening] Denmark

Mr. Kim Hvolbøl

ASTAG, Switzerland

Mr. Jörg Senn

BSK, Germany

Mr. Markus Horbach

A.N.N.A., Italy

Mr. Paolo Cremonini

Affiliated members:

UFL, France

Mr. Alexandre-Jacques VERNAZZA

National Occupational Council of Canada

Mr. Gunnar Mardon

BC Crane Safety and Canadian Hoisting and Rigging Safety Council

Mr. Fraser Cocks

Dan Mc Nally Ltd|Windhoist, Ireland

Mr. Dominic Murphy

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Upcoming events

  • 10th of October 2018 International Cranes and Transport Middle East Conference

    Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road,
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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  • 18th of October 2018 ESTA Annual Autumn Meeting

    ESTA 2018 Autumn Meeting - October 18th|19th, 2018, Switzerland
    Aquatis Hotel, Route de Berne 148, 1010 Lausanne, Vaud - Suisse, +41 (0)21 654 24 24, |

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  • 26th of November 2018 International Rental Conference Asia

    Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong Hotel,
    Shanghai, China

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