The complete TVH Group is joining the International Powered Access Federation, with the TVH headquarters in Belgium as the main IPAF member and 18 other TVH companies in 15 countries holding IPAF group membership.

The Thermote & Vanhalst Group was established in 1969 and has built a reputation as a dealer/distributor for forklift trucks, aerial work platforms and industrial in-plant vehicles. It operates across all continents, with more than 20,000 customers in more than 160 countries.

“As a result of the expansion of our rental activities and the growing sales of aerial platform parts, we are convinced that our IPAF membership will further show the commitment that TVH has in the international aerial world,” said TVH director of business development Kristof Coudenys. “With this message, we underline our image as a determined and consistent supplier, whose focus on safety and quality in all services and products is present on a daily basis.”

“We are extremely pleased that an internationally established company such as TVH is becoming an IPAF member and signaling commitment to and support of our safety initiatives and training programs,” said Hans Aarse, IPAF’s representative in the Benelux.

IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organization that promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. For more information, visit at