Fabien Felli succède à Jean Souchal à la Présidence de POMA
Change in leadership at POMA

FABIEN FELLI SUCCEEDS JEAN SOUCHAL AS PRESIDENT OF POMA

Change in leadership at POMA, a world leader in ropeway transportation since 1936:
After serving as the President of POMA for 12 years, Jean Souchal,has become President of the Supervisory Board, and will continue to support POMA in its missions as he has done for over 40 years.

Fabien Felli, Vice-President of the Management Board and Sales and Marketing Director since 2011, succeeded him as the President of POMA on 28 June 2022.

The French pioneer of sustainable mobility is writing a new page in its history, with a resolutely forward-looking outlook. Its core values, centred on people and innovation, remain at the heart of the Group’s DNA.

About

POMA

With 85 years of existence and more than 8,000 transportation systems built in 90 countries, POMA is a world leader in ropeway transportation. Its sustainable transportation solutions transport 6.5 million people per hour. Present on five continents, POMA innovates and brings its know-how and expertise in ropeway mobility solutions to both urban and mountain areas, for tourism and industry. POMA's turnover was €332 million in 2021, including 50% from exports. POMA employs 1,300 people, of whom 820 are based in France at its various industrial sites.

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The city of Namur unveils its new pulsed POMA GONDOLA

Voreppe, Saturday, 8 May 2021. Maxime Prévot, Mayor of Namur, Belgium, Christian Bouvier, Vice President of the Supervisory Board of POMA, Jean-Yes Remy, CEO of Labellemontagne and Philippe Beaujean, Director of Franki today unveiled a new gondola in Namur.

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The construction of la Reunion’s first urban cable car progresses

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1.06.2022
from 7 to 9 June 2022

EUROPEAN MOBILITY EXPO

The European Mobility Expo, EuMo Expo 2022, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris.

 

Every two years, the EuMo Expo brings together more than 250 French and international exhibitors who are all key players in public transport and sustainable mobility. The Expo showcases the best know-how, innovations and transport policies by promoting all modes of public transport. It provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the latest innovations in equipment, techniques, and management implemented in major networks everywhere.

 

POMA, a pioneer in urban ropeway transportation integrated into public transport networks, is pleased to participate in this event and present its innovative and virtuous solutions for sustainable cities, alongside other major mobility players.

 

Visit our stand to find out about our Group’s latest news, take part in the forums on POMA ropeway mobility, and meet our experts in urban projects.

6.04.2022
from 7 to 9 June 2022

EUROPEAN MOBILITY EXPO

The European Mobility Expo, EuMo Expo 2022, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris.

 

Every two years, the EuMo Expo brings together more than 250 French and international exhibitors who are all key players in public transport and sustainable mobility. The Expo showcases the best know-how, innovations and transport policies by promoting all modes of public transport. It provides a unique opportunity to take stock of the latest innovations in equipment, techniques, and management implemented in major networks everywhere.

 

POMA, a pioneer in urban ropeway transportation integrated into public transport networks, is pleased to participate in this event and present its innovative and virtuous solutions for sustainable cities, alongside other major mobility players.

 

Visit our stand to find out about our Group’s latest news, take part in the forums on POMA ropeway mobility, and meet our experts in urban projects.

Commissioning of

Namur Citadel’s Gondola

Voreppe, Saturday, 8 May 2021. Maxime Prévot, Mayor of Namur, Belgium, Christian Bouvier, Vice President of the Supervisory Board of POMA, Jean-Yes Remy, CEO of Labellemontagne and Philippe Beaujean, Director of Franki today unveiled a new gondola in Namur.

 

The Namur gondola connects the historic city centre to the listed Citadel of Namur. This new project, undertaken by POMA and its partners Labellemontagne and Franki, now offers a new perspective on the Belgian city, enhancing its appeal to tourists. This is POMA’s first Belgium-based project and the first European tourism concession it has put its name to.

Linking the city

TO ITS HISTORY

Namur residents will remember the first cable car installed in 1956 that took them to the top of the citadel up until 1997. Namur'snew gondola takes a different route today, rising over the Sambre and linking the city centre from Maurice Servais Square to the upper station on the Citadel's Esplanade, a stone's throw from the Digital Pavilion, a legacy from the Milan World Expo.

The gondola is both a useful link and an environmental plus, offering an alternative traffic route in the Walloon capital.

The perfect marriage

OF TRADITION AND MODERNITY

Designed to blend in with the urban landscape, the gondola's contemporary architecture respects this unique site. The two stations, built from Namur's typical red brick, blend discreetly with the surroundings. The technical parts of the gondola are well camouflaged and the ingenious design of the transparent glass surfaces allows perfect integration with the surrounding buildings. Careful attention has been paid to the installation of the towers. Of the four on the line, only one is obviously visible, the others merging discretely with the Terra Nova trees.

The designers were also careful to minimise the noise levels of the drive station. To reduce energy usage, the Diamond cabins are equipped with solar panels that power interior and exterior LED lighting.

« Choosing to work with POMA, Labellemontagne and Franki has allowed us to surround ourselves with experts. It was with full confidence that we entrusted them with this project. I strongly believe that the gondola will be of huge benefit to tourism and mobility. A real feather in the city’s cap! »

Mayor of Namur

Maxime Prévot
A state-of-the-art,

MULTIFUNCTIONAL TOURIST GONDOLA

The two trains of the three Diamond cabins will run in line at 6 metres per second, slowing down at the stations to allow pedestrians, pushchair users, wheelchair users and cyclists to get in and out safely and comfortably. In terms of design and on-board comfort, large windows provide an enjoyable, unrestricted view of the city. The journey will be a unique experience, giving passengers a new perspective as they are silently transported upwards over the city.

 

The Namur gondola will also enable residents of the citadel’s neighbourhoods to reach the city centre in four minutes. There will be extended timetables to benefit daily commuters.

 

The three partner companies in this project – POMA, Labellemontagne and Franki – have formed a consortium, the Société Anonyme du Téléphérique de la Citadelle de Namur, which will operate the gondola over the next thirty years.

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Learn more

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The Mountain Planet 2022 exhibition will be held from April 26 to 28 at Alpexpo, Grenoble. In 2022, the commitment of POMA, a world reference in cable transportation, is reflected in a new range of products and services that are increasingly efficient and eco-responsible, for a lower environmental impact.

Learn more

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The future urban cable car with an ocean view

The work site is in full swing

In Saint-Denis de la Réunion, the outlines of the urban cable car take shape. Within one year, the stations and the lines have almost been completed! The commissioning should be by the end of 2021.

One step further towards the completion

OF LA REUNION GONDOLA LIFT

The work site keeps moving forward with the achievement of several crucial steps. By the end of 2020, the municipal association CINOR (Communauté intercommunale Du Nord de la Réunion) and the FILAO-Group (Atelier Architectes, POMA and Egis) had completed the earthworks, the towers foundations' concrete work and a part of the assembly. To date, 42 towers have been installed out of the 42 planned and the 5 stations along the ride have been delivered.

 

Currently, the teams finalize the adjustments on the stations. As for the vehicles, in April, 46 cabins have been delivered on site and are now being assembled in the garage for their upcoming installation on the cable.

On the “Téléférik” site

INTERVIEW

« We have crossed a big milestone in 2020 which was mainly focused on the infrastructures »

SBTPC/SOGEA Reunion Works manager

Antoine Henry
Next steps

OF THE PROJECT

At the beginning of June, assisted by a drone, the teams will unwind the first cable between the towers. An unprecedented operation in our profession that our COMAG technicians master perfectly. Indeed, they have recently carried out the same intervention in the future Toulouse urban cable car project.

 

After the splicing that will complete the unwinding process, cabins can finally be hung on the cable, thereby giving to the locals an accurate idea of the final appearance of the future urban mobility system. Besides the system's technical and safety adjustments, the coming months will mainly be focused on the development of the areas around the stations. Constructions of park-and-ride facilities at Bancoul and Bois de Nèfles stations are planned as well as pedestrian walkways and the implementation of safety equipments in and around the stations. Le Chaudron bus station will also be redeveloped to fit the new adjustments. Thus, the commissioning of Saint-Denis de La Reunion gondola lift, planned for the second half of 2021, will offer a sustainable and multimodal transport solution to its users.

Reminder of the project

1ST INDIAN OCEAN’S GONDOLA LIFT

Télécabine urbaine POMA Réunion

Saint-Denis’ 2.68 km-long gondola lift will link Chaudron to Bois de Nèfles districts via Moufia in only 14 minutes.

The “Téléférik” project comes from the local population strong desire, in agreement with the elected representatives, to establish a compact, fast and sustainable means of transport in the city. This very first urban ropeway will make the traffic on the island flows more freely and it will also enables to create an economic dynamic within the districts with new living areas and local shops such as for Chaudron and Bois de Nèfles (right by the new high school).

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Learn more

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16.11.2020
On the new biggest Observation wheel in the world,

the “Ain Dubai” capsules are installed

Barely 2 years after the launch of the project, POMA has finalized the installation of 48 non-standard capsules on Bluewaters Island, in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

 

Innovating and rising to new challenges:

the POMA Group’s DNA

At the beginning of 2019, Hyundai Engineering & Construction awarded leading ropeway transportation company, POMA, the EPCI contract* to provide the 48 capsules for the world's newest and biggest observation wheel “Ain Dubai”.
POMA has been designing and building largescale projects in the Entertainment sector for many years. A project of this scale calls for the highest levels of technological expertise, combined with unparalleled know-how.

 

Forty-eight outsized and completely original capsules, each able to accommodate up to 40 people, were designed, built and installed in a record time of less than 24 months.

A world record!

Capsules 250 meters high

Located 500 metres from the coasts of JBR beach and Dubai Marina, the observation wheel “Ain Dubai” (“the Dubai eye”) will offer its guests a panoramic view of the city and the bay, while setting the new height world record of 250m (twice the size of the London Eye).

POMA

the preferred partner

Innovating and designing exactly the right engineering solutions while guaranteeing safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness, is part of POMA's DNA.

The Group has, in particular, fine-tuned its engineering expertise and its unique technical prowess in the sector through involvement in the delivery of numerous special projects:

  • Big observation wheels in London with the London Eye and in Las Vegas with the High Roller
  • Other complex projects, in particular the incredible British Airways i360 observation tower in Brighton…
  • Regular provision of capsules for smaller observation wheels: Baku, Chicago, Hong Kong…
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Unique know-how

for fast track projects

As well as mastering the technology to successfully complete complex projects, POMA benefits from an agile organization enabling close joint-construction with the customer or managing the Group's multicultural and multi-expert teams and its subcontractors, who, for the “Ain Dubai” project, were coordinated from France but based in seven countries on four different continents.

The design and manufacture of the 48 capsules for “Ain Dubai” was a fast track project, carried out in under two years. This project clearly demonstrates the French Group's ability to export its services, tackle innovative projects and handle tight deadlines.

Confronted by the uncertainty of the health crisis, POMA's teams had to adapt almost continuously to deliver the 48 capsules and limit the impact on the construction site to a minimum.

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The European Mobility Expo, EuMo Expo 2022, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris. Every two years, the EuMo Expo brings together more than 250 French and international exhibitors who are all key players in public transport and sustainable mobility

Learn more

MOUNTAIN PLANET

The Mountain Planet 2022 exhibition will be held from April 26 to 28 at Alpexpo, Grenoble. In 2022, the commitment of POMA, a world reference in cable transportation, is reflected in a new range of products and services that are increasingly efficient and eco-responsible, for a lower environmental impact.

Learn more

Rencontres Nationales du Transport Public

Les Rencontres Nationales du Transport Public 2021 se tiendront du 28 au 30 septembre à Toulouse. POMA est heureux de participer à cette nouvelle édition aux côtés des acteurs de la mobilité urbaine, dans la ville même où sera prochainement mis en service le téléphérique débrayable 3S POMA. Emblème de la mobilité urbaine durable, le “Téléo” sera mis à l’honneur durant les RNTP.

Learn more

The 6th Metrocable line in Medellin

The Medellín Metrocable opened its 6th gondola lift line, “Line P”, on 10 June 2021, pursuing the development of this sustainable public transport network, which has been a global model for the past 15 years. The pioneering city of Medellín set the standard for a new model of urban mobility by integrating a gondola lift into its public transport network in 2004: a world first which became an international benchmark with 5 lines in operation, able to accommodate nearly 220,000 passengers per day over 14 kilometres of lines.

Learn more