Leitner-Poma of America offers a complete line of cable transport systems, including surface lifts, chairlifts, gondolas, MiniMetro ® urban transport, trams, inclined elevators, industrial trams, etc. 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; including electrical and mechanical upgrades, technical support, gearbox inspections and repairs, and installation for systems throughout North America. Leitner-Poma has installed aerial and surface systems all over the world and has established its position as a market leader. Our worldwide network has installed more than eight thousand transportation systems, in sixty-one countries, and safely transport eight million passengers each hour!
Leitner-Poma of America, Inc. is a North American subsidiary of Pomagalski …
Vail Number 1 Gondola Manufacturing at Leitner Poma of America
This state of the art gondola welcomes each passenger with comfortable heated seats and an integrated WiFi connection. Vail requested a revolutionary product that would provide the ultimate experience for guests and Leitner Poma delivered. With an uphill capacity of 3600 people per hour, and a speed of 1200 feet per minute, the Number 1 Gondola will be the fastest and most efficient of its kind in North America.
The partners we deal with on a regular basis are very important to us. We have different agencies ranging from ski associations to amusement parks. Our expertise helps each of these different industries in transporting people across their venues. By collaborating with each association, we can be assured that our products and services are up to standard with the industry, thus giving our clients the peace of mind that our work is second to none. …
Leitner-Poma is the undisputed world leader in cable transportation, as our achievements over the years will attest.
From 1888 to the end of the 50's
1888 Leitner is founded by Gabriel Leitner.
1910 Leitner builds the second reversable ropeway in the world (Kohlererbahn).
1925 The business had grown from a workshop with just 10 employees to a plant for the series production of agricultural machinery
1935 Jean Pomagalski develops the first detachable type surface lift.
1947 First Leitner chairlift built in Corvara, Italy
1952 First POMA lift in Canada
1953 Pomalift, Inc., is established in the U.S.
1953 The first POMA lift is installed in the U.S.
1958 The first POMA chairlift is installed in the U.S.
1960 POMA installs chairlifts at Squaw Valley, California, for the 1960 Winter Olympics
1967 The first automatic four-seater gondola lifts are …
Leitner and Poma merged in January 2002, in North America. Below you can read about our family of companies.
For 120 years, LEITNER has been the name for advanced solutions and cutting-edge technology. In 1888 the Sterzing mechanic Gabriel Leitner set up a workshop in his home town, where he produced agricultural machinery, material ropeways, water turbines and sawmill equipment, and within a hundred years the company developed into a global player in the field of ropeway engineering. The headquarters of today’s LEITNER TECHNOLOGIES group still occupy the original site in Sterzing. By 1925 the business had grown from a workshop with just ten employees to a plant for the series production of agricultural machinery. After the 2nd World War, when tourism came to the Alps and generated demand for a modern mountain infrastructure there, the company switched from …
Moving people to or within recreational settings can be an every day challenge. Leitner-Poma offers a modern solution.
We use an array of original solutions to achieve that task smoothly, safely and economically. Our products reduce transportation noise, fumes and pollution. We can help you move a few hundred to thousands of people per hour with user friendly systems that can be 100% automated. Our systems often become attractions themselves; they may not only facilitate your traffic but also increase it.
Concept and Design
Our systems take full advantage of recent progress in automation and controls. They can be partially or fully automated, thereby lightening your staffing requirements and permitting around-the-clock operation when needed. Most malfunctions can be detected and corrected by our technical staff, which uses a remote diagnostic system to serve our customers.