Platformers Days postponed


The German powered access and lifting event Platformers' Days has been postponed.

Messe Karlsruhe, the new organiser of Platformers' Days, announced yesterday that the event will be delayed until September next year, due to latest rules issued by the state government prohibiting events likely to attract larger visitor numbers. 

This year would have been the debut for the new location in Karlsruhe and the new organisers/owners. The last Platformers' took place in 2018 at the old location in Hohenroda. This will be the first time that there has been a three year break between each event.

The new regulations in Baden-Württemberg - which come into force today - prohibit events with more than 500 people until 31st October. 

The organisers, acknowledging that given the new rules there was no way the event could go ahead, issued the following statement: "Despite all the uncertainties caused by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, the omens for the Platformers' Days have been good so far. A reasonable area and personnel ratio, the predominant use of the open air site and a comprehensive, conclusive protection and hygiene concept had already been worked out and submitted to the responsible authorities."

Messe Karlsruhe managing director Britta Wirtz, said: "For Platformers' Days, Messe Karlsruhe can no longer wait for the entry into force of a corona ordinance for trade fairs in September, which is intended to allow fairs with several thousand visitors. It is with a heavy heart that we see ourselves forced to postpone the event. We had hoped right up to the end that the state government would provide planning security. Today, this is not the case."
Britta Wirrtz
Project manager Olivia Kollmer added: "We would like to express our sincere thanks to the exhibitors, partners and employees who have gone this way with us so far. As things stand at present, Platformers' Days is now scheduled to take place on 10th and 11th September 2021.”

This means that the only crane and access show left in Europe is JDL, which will be held in Beaune, France from September 9th.

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