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Customer
11.30.2016

The new POMA urban gondola lift at the Cerro San Cristobal Hill inaugurated by the President of Chile

The old 4-seater gondola lift in the Santiago Metropolitan Park, inaugurated in1980 and stopped in 2009, was recently renovated and replaced by a POMA detachable-grip 6-passenger gondola lift.The 55 six-passenger Diamond cabins were installed on an overhauled and reinforced installation structure that includes three stations and twelve towers.The lift is 2 km long and provides access to the largest urban park in Latin America. Everyone can take…

Corporate
11.21.2016

POMA attended the COP22

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention of the United Nations on the climate change (COP22)  took place in Marrakesh from 7 to 18 November 2016.On the occasion of his official visit, the President of French Republic, Mr François Hollande, organized a meeting with the French companies that were present in Marrakesh,  and which work in the sector of the energy transition and sustainable…

Customer
10.11.2016

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN ATTRACTIONS SHOW (EAS) IN BARCELONA

POMA participated in this year's edition of the EUROPEAN ATTRACTIONS SHOW (EAS) in Barcelona from September 20 to 22. This was our first time exhibiting, and we were proud to show our latest installations in the entertainment sector: The cabins on the Navy Pier's Centennial Wheel in Chicago, the capsules on the Golden Reel entertainment resort in Studio City, Macau and on the British Airways i360 in Brighton.POMA can work on any type of…

Customer
09.30.2016

A NEW eezii® CHAIRLIFT FOR COLLET D’ALLEVARD RESORT

As snow has just started falling on the Alps, construction work for a new POMA 6-seater detachable grip chairlift has also just begun at Collet d'Allevard ski resort in the Belledonne Mountains in France.This installation is based on three principals — efficiency, performance and environmental sustainability. The bottom station was built on September 23, using a new process that reduces the environmental impact of the installation by 20 to…

Customer
09.23.2016

INVITATION TO THE IAAPA ATTRACTIONS EXPO 2016

The IAAPA ATTRACTIONS EXPO 2016 will take place November 14 – 18 in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (USA).Our team will be happy to welcome you to our stand 4078 so you can see our latest solutions and specially the vertical ropeway i360.For more information 

Customer
09.21.2016

CUSTOMIZED CAPSULES!

Installed in London to celebrate the new millennium, The London Eye (London – England) is 135 meters high and is among the highest observation wheels in the world.POMA ENTERTAINMENT – SIGMA participated in the construction by designing the 32 capsules. These capsules are air-conditioned, equipped with a multimedia system and can carry up to 25 people.The self-rotating capsules turn on an axis that keeps the floor constantly horizontal. The…

Customer
09.15.2016

Fraispertuis city is getting one of the highest drop towers in France

The amusement park Fraispertuis-city will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new thrill ride: Golden Driller.The tower will be 66 meters tall (216 feet) and will reach speeds of up to 90 km/h (56 mph) with four different ride experiences.Specialised in ride installation, COMAG—a subsidiary of the POMA Group—and POMA ENTERTAINMENT, provided turnkey installation services and will assist ride manufacturer, Intamin, in installing the…

Customer
08.04.2016

THE HIGHEST OBSERVATION TOWER IN THE WORLD OPENED ON AUGUST 4, 2016

Located on the Brighton seafront in the south of England, the highest vertical observation tower in the world—called the British Airways i360— opened to the public on August 4 and carried its first 200 passengers on a unique voyage 138 metres from the ground.POMA participated in the construction, supplying the pod and drive system including the impressive panoramic observation cabin as well as the equipment to climb up and down the tower,…

Customer
08.03.2016

THE POMA GROUP IS SUPPLYING THE 42 CABINS FOR THE NEW CHICAGO OBSERVATION WHEEL

On May 27, the city of Chicago inaugurated the Centennial Wheel to celebrate Navy Pier's 100th anniversary.This brand new observation wheel is 60 meters high—15 meters higher than the previous wheel.Asked to be part of this grand project, the POMA Group supplied the 42 new cabins, including one VIP cabin as well as various lighting components.

Customer
07.28.2016

Miami Airport inaugurates a Minimetro

On June 21st, Miami Airport USA opened its first brand new Minimetro® train. This train was installed by POMA and LPOA. The second train will open on February 2017.Located in the outskirts of Miami, the Miami International Airport is one of the busiest hubs in the world.  The line is 375 meters long and the APM is comprised of 2 trains transporting about 12,000 passengers per hour.Speed, silence, comfort, availability and eco-friendliness…

Corporate
07.21.2016

POMA took part of the expedition that went to measure the top of Iran’s highest mountain

A group of mountain equipment industry French specialists went from June 26th to July 10th to the mountains of Iran. Main objective: the climb of the Damavand Mount (reported 5670m), for an altimetric symbolic measure and for a summit meeting with Iranian representatives of the mountain industry.Much more than a simple expedition, the «Mount Damavand – Summit meeting» aims to be a step in the construction of the French-Iranian relations in…

Corporate
07.11.2016

POMA has been awarded the 2016 Hermès Innovation Award

On June 14, Marc Giget—founder and scientific director of the Innovation Directors Club in Paris and the European Institute for Creative Strategies and Innovation—presented the 2016 Hermès Innovation Award in the category for "Improvements in Urban Living" to POMA.The prestigious award saluting POMA's innovations in improving the well-being of urban dwellers around the world through their urban ropeway transportation solutions was received…

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