Leitner-Poma of America

Grand Junction,  CO 
United States
  • Booth: 4238

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Leitner-Poma offers a complete line of cable transport systems, including surface lifts, chairlifts, gondolas, MiniMetro urban transport, trams, inclined elevators, industrial trams, and specialty projects.  Leitner-Poma is the North American sales, design, manufacturing, and installation branch for the HTI group and its subsidiaries.  Our experience and flexibility allow us to design, engineer, manufacture, and maintain transportation systems which are precisely adapted to the changing needs of our customers. 

 Press Releases

  • THE LONGEST TRICABLE GONDOLA LIFT IN THE ALPS State of the art Eisgratbahn gondola lift from LEITNER ropeways completed its maiden journey on the Stubai Glacier at the weekend The longest 3S gondola lift in the Alps and the world's first tricable gondola lift in two sections featuring non-stop operation – these are just some of the highlights of the new gondola lift that has been completed by LEITNER ropeways on the Stubai Glacier. The new 3S Eisgratbahn entered operation on October 22. A NEW GENERATION OF TECHNOLOGY Responding to an order from Wintersport Tirol AG & Co Stubaier Bergbahnen KG, LEITNER ropeways has constructed a new connecting ropeway on the Stubai glacier. This is the first LEITNER tricable gondola lift in Austria. “This ropeway is extremely important to us as a company. We are proud to demonstrate our ropeway construction expertise in the largest glacier region in Austria”, explains Martin Leitner, Deputy Chairman of the Leitner Group. The Eisgratbahn gondola lift will meet the highest requirements in terms of performance, efficiency, and environmental sustainability and represent a new generation of technology. Construction was completed in only 16 months. “In view of the exposed construction sites, the record completion time and sometimes adverse weather conditions, I think it is fair to say this was a logistical tour de force by everyone involved”, says Reinhard Klier, Chairman of the Board of Wintersport Tirol AG & Co Stubaier Bergbahnen KG. “I believe the new system is also seen as a milestone within our team.” PERFECT COMBINATION OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN The 3S Eisgratbahn makes an impression with its perfect combination of innovative technology and modern design. This marks the first appearance of the elegant new “Symphony” cabins based on a concept from Pininfarina, a designer for renowned brands such as Ferrari and Maserati. Design and comfort are based on automotive industry standards: Modern contours, the spacious boarding area, the panoramic windows featuring genuine glass, real leather seats, and Wi-Fi in all cabins ensure a one-of-a-kind ride experience. This ropeway is also the first tricable gondola lift in the world to feature the pioneering DirectDrive. The drive system developed by LEITNER stands out thanks to its reduced noise emissions, lower levels of wear, and energy-saving operation. This project has also paved the way for LEITNER ropeways to undertake further key projects such as the highest 3S gondola lift in the world, which is to be located on the Klein Matterhorn and is scheduled for completion by 2018.
  •  GRENOBLE, France, February 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    Today, the Chinese company Beijing Raissun Investment Co. Ltd, owner of Thaiwoo Ski Resort, and the French company POMA, ropeway transportation specialist, signed a strategic partnership to develop Thaiwoo-expected to be one of the sites hosting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Thaiwoo chose to lean on French expertise to develop Thaiwoo Ski Resort, one of the future's biggest Chinese ski resorts. 

    Through this agreement, Thaiwoo Ski Resort will choose POMA as the preferential supplier for all coming ropeways in his ski resort. POMA has already built three ropeways in the resort: one 2-section gondola lift and two detachable-grip bubble chairlifts. POMA is excited to build all future ropeways in the ski area. The investment Thaiwoo plans to allocate to ropeways may exceed EUR200 million over the next 5 to 10 years. To optimize ropeway maintenance, POMA will open a spare parts storage center in the Chongli region. The center will have POMA teams available who will be dedicated to maintaining the Thaiwoo installations.

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    Thaiwoo Ski Resort is located in the Chongli district of Zhangjiakou, a city located approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) west of Beijing. Construction-starting in April 2014 and continuing another 10 to 20 years in three phases-represents a EUR2.7 billion investment. The resort covers a surface area of 40 sq. km (24 sq. m) and will be open all year providing four-season activities. When it is finished, the ski area will count 200 ski runs, 45 ropeways and will cover 120 kilometers (75 miles) of space for a global surface area of almost 250 acres. The resort will have 3- to 5-star hotels as well as private residences. During phase 1, this represents 2,200 hotel beds and 600 residence beds. For more information: http://www.thaiwoo.com

    Located in China since 1988 for the construction of a 6-seater detachable gondola lift and a pulsed lift on the world-renowned Great Wall of China, the POMA Group has since built over 40 aerial tramways, gondola lifts and funicular railways in tourist sites, ski resorts and cities like Shenzhen, Tianchi, Enshi, Jinggangshan, Ming Yue ShanBeijingChang Bai ShanYang Jia Jie, Tianmenshan and more. POMA's Chinese subsidiary in Beijing has a team of over 100. POMA generates 73.8% of its turnover in exports (2015 POMA turnover: EUR286 million). China is among the most important export markets, generating an annual turnover of EUR80 millionWhen POMA sells an installation in China, over 80% of the parts are made in France, in POMA factories or various French subcontractors in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alps region. The remaining 20% are manufactured in the POMA Beijing subsidiary for the final assembly operations on cabins produced in France, and local subcontractors build the metal structures: towers, walkways, civil engineering work, assembly, etc. For more information: http://www.poma.net.

    Media contact: Alexandre Bérard - alex@alternativemedia.fr - Tel. +33-608-613-697