Haulotte has become one of the first sustaining members of the International Powered Access Federation, and the first mobile elevating work platform manufacturer to sign as a sustaining member. The signing of the new agreement took place at IPAF’s Europlatform 2018 conference at the Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Island, last week.

Sustaining member is a new category of IPAF membership for organizations that wish to emphasize commitment to the ongoing aim of promoting the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.

“This agreement is a great opportunity for Haulotte to emphasize how vital safety and training are when offering work at height solutions,” said Stéphane Hubert, chief sales officer for Haulotte. “Haulotte is proud to mark this agreement, which highlights one of our main cornerstones. To offer a best-in-class and safe user experience to our customers.”

“IPAF is about making the powered access industry safer, ensuring people using MEWPs and MCWPs to conduct work at height get to go home at the end of the day, developing training, safety and technical guidance that helps all users of powered access equipment, and providing our members with valuable business intelligence and support services,” said Tim Whiteman, CEO and managing director of IPAF.

“The new category of membership is designed to recognize the importance of IPAF’s initiatives and how they contribute to the success, health, sustainability and profitability of the powered access industry, now and in the future. Creating a legacy by investing in future generations of employees, designers, customers and communities is both a necessity and a responsibility. We are very pleased that Haulotte has chosen to mark becoming the first manufacturer to become an IPAF sustaining member by signing a new comprehensive global group membership agreement at Europlatform 2018.”