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List of aerial lift manufacturers

This is a list of the current and former aerial lift manufacturers.




  • American Steel and Wire – United States
  • Australasian Ropeway – Australia, manufactured chairlifts in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Bleichert – Germany
  • BM Lifts - Canada
  • Carlevaro-Savio – Italy, acquired by Agudio
  • De Pretis
  • Giovanola – Switzerland, ropeway division closed in the 1970s
  • GMD Müller – Switzerland, founded in 1947, closed in 1992
  • Hamilton – New Zealand, the Hamilton Model B was the standard nutcracker tow across NZ and Australia in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Lift Engineering – United States, also known as Yan Lift, founded in 1965, closed in 1996
  • Marchisio – Italy, acquired by CCM Finotello in 1993
  • McCallum – Australia, manufactured T-bars and chairlifts in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Murray-Latta – Canada
  • Pohlig-Heckel-Bleichert
  • Pullman-Berry
  • Riblet – United States, founded in 1908, closed in 2003
  • Roebling
  • Sakgiproshakht – Soviet Georgia, founded in 1946 in Chiatura and later moved to Tbilisi. Until 1990 it was in charge of developing and implementing almost 95% of cable cars built in former Soviet Union Republics
    • Geospectrans – Tbilisi situated division of "Sakgiproshakht" now in charge of repairing and renovating Soviet time cable cars in Georgia
    • Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing – Manufacturing cabins for "Sakgiproshakht" developed ropeways from 1946 to 1990. Now in charge of replacing old cabins with the new ones keeping same design in Georgia
  • Skyway
  • Stemag
  • Streiff
  • Swoboda
  • Wito
  • Wopfner – Austria, founded in 1952, closed in 1996[note 5]
  • Yac – France, manufactured platter lifts

Acquired by Doppelmayr Garaventa GroupEdit

  • CTEC – United States, founded in 1978, merged with Garaventa subsidiary in 1992 to form Garaventa CTEC, merged with Doppelmayr subsidiary in 2002 to form Doppelmayr CTEC, and became Doppelmayr USA, known simply as Doppelmayr,[note 1] from 2011
    • Partek – United States, founded in 1996, acquired by Doppelmayr CTEC in 2005
      • Borvig – United States, closed in 1993, rights acquired by Partek
    • Thiokol – United States, ropeway division founded in 1971, ropeway division closed in 1977, rights sold to CTEC in 1978
  • Girak – Austria, 50% acquired by Garaventa in 1996, remainder acquired by Doppelmayr Garaventa Group in 2002
  • Hölzl – Italy, founded in 1945, merged with Agamatic and Doppelmayr Lana to form Doppelmayr Italia[note 1] in 2002
    • Agamatic – Italy, founded in 1981 as a joint venture between Hölzl and Doppelmayr Lana, merged in 2002
  • Küpfer – Switzerland, founded in 1948, merged with Garaventa in 1985
  • Von Roll – Switzerland, ropeway division acquired by Doppelmayr in 1996
    • Bühler – Switzerland, acquired by Von Roll in 1975
    • Habegger – Switzerland, founded in 1950, acquired by Von Roll in 1982
      • Oehler – Switzerland, ropeway division acquired by Habegger in the 1970s
    • Hall Ski-Lift – United States, founded in 1954, merged with Von Roll in 1982
  • WSO Städeli – Switzerland, acquired by Garaventa in 1991


  1. ^ a b c Doppelmayr Garaventa Group operates various subsidiaries worldwide manufacturing ropeways under the Doppelmayr and Garaventa brands. These include Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH (Austria), Garaventa AG (Switzerland), Doppelmayr Australia Pty. Ltd., Doppelmayr Canada Ltd., Doppelmayr France SAS, Doppelmayr Italia Srl, and Doppelmayr USA, Inc.
  2. ^ Leitner Group subsidiary Leitner Ropeways operates various subsidiaries worldwide manufacturing ropeways under the Leitner brand. These include Leitner SpA (Italy), Leitner GmbH (Austria), and LEITNER FRANCE SAS.
  3. ^ Leitner — Poma of America, Inc is registered in the United States and is operational throughout North America.
  4. ^ Ludwig Steurer Maschinen und Seilbahnenbau GmbH & Co KG is registered in Austria, and operates a subsidiary in Switzerland called Steurer Seilbahnen AG.
  5. ^ Wopfner declared bankruptcy and ceased manufacturing in 1996. The company was succeeded by Seilbahnsysteme GmbH in 2004, which was renamed Seilbahn-Landschaft-Technik GmbH in 2011. This company licenses design rights to BMF Bartholet, LST Ropeway Systems, and STM Sistem Teleferik.


  1. ^ "Leitner-Poma & Skytrac - 2 Companies Become 1 Mission". Skytrac. Retrieved 24 July 2016.

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