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

We represent national trade associations whose members are mobile crane and access platform, rental and abnormal road transport companies. Individual companies can become special members if there is no appropriate national association from their country.

In addition, ESTA welcomes affiliate members from relevant clients, government departments, regulatory bodies, service companies and all organisations active in our markets.

ESTA's primary objective is to support the work of our national member associations by representing the interests of crane companies and hauliers at the European level.

In particular, we campaign for the Europe-wide harmonisation of rules and regulations, promote safe working practices and try to ensure that regulators and politicians understand the industry's importance to international business.

ESTA's current president is David Collett, Managing Director of Collett & Sons in the UK. He wants to see all European crane and heavy transport associations, rental companies, manufacturers, and organisations coming together to help and support ESTA's work.

"ESTA regards itself as representing all of Europe. With the help and participation of the whole industry, we can forge a great European association where we can all meet together to get to know and learn from each other, exchange ideas, develop our European companies and upgrade our already technically-advanced profession." 

He adds: "Globalisation, rapidly changing technologies and often uncertain - and sometimes dangerous - international markets means there is a greater need than ever for our industry to meet, discuss and learn from each other."