Haulotte has signed a historic agreement with the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) allowing it to become one of the association’s first-ever sustaining members, which is a new membership category for organizations that wish to emphasize commitment to the ongoing aim of promoting the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.
The signing of new agreement took place at IPAF’s Europlatform 2018 conference at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Oct. 11.
“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.”
Tim Whiteman, CEO and managing director of IPAF, said this new membership category enhances IPAF’s mission to make the powered access industry safer by working to ensure people using MEWPs and MCWPs to conduct work at height get to go home at the end of the day.
“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 future,” Whiteman said. “Creating a legacy by investing in future generations of employees, designers, customers, and communities is both a necessity and a responsibility. IPAF would of course not exist without our members, so 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.”
Whiteman said he hopes other organizations will follow Haulotte’s lead and consider becoming sustaining members of IPAF.
“We appreciate the commitment this demonstrates to IPAF and its guiding principles and look forward to working with Haulotte to further these aims together in future,” he said.
For more information, visit www.ipaf.org.