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

ESTA Users' Night and Awards - new dates agreed

As a result of the COVID19 virus, the ESTA Awards evening will now take place in Amsterdam on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The venue – the Postillion Hotel – remains unchanged. The Awards were previously due to take place on April 23 and had already been postponed.

The ESTA Spring section meetings and general assembly have also been moved to the same location and combined with the previously planned Autumn meeting. 

This means that the ESTA meetings in October will effectively become a joint Spring and Autumn event. The Crane and Transport Section meetings will take place on October 13, and the General Assembly on October 14

As a result of the above, ESTA has had to postpone the planned Autumn meeting in Helsinki, Finland until 2021.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please contact: 

Mrs C. van Geest, ESTA, Tel: +31 71 572 4705, E-mail: 

or Murray Pollok, KHL Group, Tel: +44 1505 850043, E-mail:

2019 Winners on stage


ESTA received a record number of entries for its 2020 awards. The finalists in each of the ten categories have been announced. Details are in the shortlist section of this website. The winners will be revealed at the ESTA Awards dinner at its rearranged date and location in the autumn. For more information, please contact the ESTA Office. 


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 2019 attracted almost 70 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 entry forms are in the relevant section on this website, or can be found here

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.

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