POMA Group

ETAC

The Algerian ropeway transportation company – ETAC.
ETAC exploitation

A pioneer in urban ropeway transportation, Algeria opened its first urban ropeway in 1956 in Algiers. Since 2009, the Algerian state has put the development of modern transport infrastructures on its roadmap, in particular ropeway transportation.

In 2014, POMA, the Algiers Metro Company and the Algiers Urban and Suburban Transport Company sealed their long and solid partnership by creating a Joint Venture: ETAC.

Urban ropeway transportation is an integral part of the Algerian landscape: the country has the largest number of urban gondola lifts and ropeways in the world! This overhead transport solution is particularly suited to the highly uneven topography and the dense urbanisation of Algerian cities to help citizens get around more easily. ETAC is responsible for the entire Algerian territory, feasibility studies, the production of new ropeway transportation equipment, and the operation and maintenance of existing installations.

ETAC

operator of the Algerian ropeway network

Urban ropeway transportation network operation

ETAC's mission is to ensure the operation and maintenance of the entire network of urban ropeway transportation systems in Algeria. Due to the size of its network and the number of urban gondola lifts and ropeways, ETAC is the world's leading urban ropeway transportation operator, acknowledged as a key player in the development of services for the mobility of locals.

Network maintenance

With the main objective being “the safety of employees and users”, ETAC is responsible for preventive and curative maintenance of Algerian gondola lift and ropeway equipment. Supervision, checks, technical support, digital operation reports and logs, etc., all these tools are mastered in-house and allow incredibly smooth operation and maintenance of the ropeway equipment. ETAC's teams are experts in all ropeway technologies, from the oldest systems that opened in 1956 to the most recent.

 

The POMA group's operational training core

Since its creation, ETAC has placed the development of human capital at the centre of its priorities, with the transfer of skills as a fundamental lever. ETAC has already trained over 600 people at its training centre in the operation and maintenance of ropeway transportation systems. This is the equivalent of over 12,000 hours of training, using the most innovative specialised interactive learning material on the market: UPILOT®.

With such highly prized skills, ETAC's expertise in operation and maintenance is exported beyond the Algerian borders.

Feasibility studies and creating new installations

Ropeway transportation is particularly well suited to the topography of Algerian cities. To meet the demand, ETAC is responsible for the feasibility studies and the creation of new installations across the country. A team dedicated to major projects and made up of civil engineers and architects, etc. has been set up to complete these projects, from the statement of requirements stage to final acceptance of the installation.

 

ETAC key figures

date

2014

Creation

collaborateurs

+ than 700

Employees

certification

ISO 9001

in 2019

Cabine

13

ropeways in 7 cities

ticket

+ than 20 million

passengers since its creation

distance

1200 km

separate the two furthest points in the network

With more than 20 million passengers and 13 installations in 7 Algerian cities, ETAC is now the operator with the largest number of urban ropeway transportation installations in the world.

Our main commitment: safety, availability and quality of service for passengers. To achieve this goal, more than 700 employees work in line with company values every day and they have been applying and adapting our ISO 9001-certified quality processes since 2019.

ETAC is a company that has experienced strong growth since its inception. In the short term, several new installations will be added to ETAC’s network to meet the growing demand for sustainable mobility among Algerian citizens.

 

Finally, the ETAC Joint Venture maintains close ties with POMA (projects, training, services, etc.), and this closeness will allow us to rise to the challenges ahead.

Managing Director

Mohamed GUENNAZ
ETAC maintenance

I arrived in Algeria in February 2016 to take charge of the operation for all the ropeway equipment in Algeria, operated by ETAC.

To date, we manage installations in 7 provinces of the country. These installations are located in the major cities of the north coast of the country and have significantly different operational profiles.

 

In Algiers or Tizi-Ouzou, urban operation implies 13 hours of activity on average, for traffic totalling around 15,000 passengers per day for the gondola lift in Tizi-Ouzou, for example. In Tlemcen, urban use during the week gives way to mainly tourist use during holidays and at weekends. This mixed use leads to large variations in how long periods of activity last. Another configuration is found in Blida, where a gondola lift for tourists must be able to cope with erratic peaks in passenger traffic.

 

The diversity of these operating profiles requires an agile organisation. In particular, we have set up a standard structure that we then adapt in terms of technical and human resources. We reach a staff ratio of 1 to 4 depending on the site, with one third of the staff dedicated exclusively to the safety of users and property.

 

The rates of service are very good and we capitalise on our experience in the field as part of a continuous improvement approach with discussion between sites. It is also clear that the youth and dynamism in our teams make ETAC a wonderful company that is moving forwards every day!

Director of Operations

Jean Pierre VICHIER GUERRE
ETAC Formation
Innovations

for skills tranfer

The first 3D simulator cabin

POMA designed a gondola lift 3D simulator that has been installed in the ETAC training centre. Trainees acquire skills more quickly and serenely. Several scenarios are available to trainees who can learn how to control the equipment, test operations under normal operating conditions, learn how to diagnose a failure and resolve it, and even manage operations in degraded situations (complicated weather, external incidents, etc.). This practical application of theoretical knowledge allows trainees to make mistakes without endangering people or property.

 

A training centre like no other

ETAC owns a training centre to develop the skills of its personnel. By promoting digital training tools and multimedia material such as LMS (Learning Management System), a learning platform for completing a training course and publishing content online, and the process trainer, which uses guided and automatic videos for familiarisation with procedures through active and dynamic learning

 

 

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With ETAC, POMA becomes the operator of

the world’s 1st urban ropeway transportation network

The creation of ETAC was an important step in the development of the POMA group. A leader in the design and construction of ropeway transportation systems, POMA expands its field of expertise and develops new services from new professions dedicated to the operation and maintenance of ropeways in urban areas.

 

Iconic Project

Télécabine urbaine POMA Bab el oued

Bab el Oued

In Algiers, the urban gondola lift linking the Bab el Oued district to Zghara, via the middle station of Village Céleste, not only makes it easier for the 6.7 million inhabitants of the capital to get around, but also helps to bring the hilltop village of Zghara out of isolation.

Learn more
Télécabine urbaine Tizi Ouzou

Tizi Ouzou

POMA has developed a three-section aerial transport line with a total length of 5 km consisting of two gondola lifts and an aerial ropeway in Tizi Ouzou, a town located 100 km from Algiers.

Learn more

Tlemcen

The Tlemcen gondola lift that connects the city centre to the Lalla Setti Plateau had been at a standstill for four years when it resumed service in 2018. The arrival of the gondola lift was the source of great hope, as it represents a means of transport with high added value for Tlemcen, the ultimate tourist destination.

Learn more

CONTACT

oued smar industrial zone, island 21, Dar El Beida, Algiers, Algeria

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BACO

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POMA Egypt

Thanks to this competence center based in North Africa, POMA EGYPT supports the development of POMA in the region.Thanks to its technical experience in a complex environment and its knowledge of the territory, cable transport is developing in Africa as well as Middle East.

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LPOA

Leitner-Poma of America

LPOA leverages its experience and know-how to build ropeway transport installations in the United States and Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Learn more
POMA Colombia

POMA Colombia

POMA Colombia construit des systèmes de transport par câble, opère le service après-vente, et propose des solutions de maintenance et d’exploitation en Amérique latine. POMA est une référence dans le secteur du transport urbain et touristique du Mexique à la pointe sud de l’Argentine.

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POMA Group

ETAC

The Algerian ropeway transportation company – ETAC.
ETAC exploitation

A pioneer in urban ropeway transportation, Algeria opened its first urban ropeway in 1956 in Algiers. Since 2009, the Algerian state has put the development of modern transport infrastructures on its roadmap, in particular ropeway transportation.

In 2014, POMA, the Algiers Metro Company and the Algiers Urban and Suburban Transport Company sealed their long and solid partnership by creating a Joint Venture: ETAC.

Urban ropeway transportation is an integral part of the Algerian landscape: the country has the largest number of urban gondola lifts and ropeways in the world! This overhead transport solution is particularly suited to the highly uneven topography and the dense urbanisation of Algerian cities to help citizens get around more easily. ETAC is responsible for the entire Algerian territory, feasibility studies, the production of new ropeway transportation equipment, and the operation and maintenance of existing installations.

ETAC

operator of the Algerian ropeway network

Urban ropeway transportation network operation

ETAC's mission is to ensure the operation and maintenance of the entire network of urban ropeway transportation systems in Algeria. Due to the size of its network and the number of urban gondola lifts and ropeways, ETAC is the world's leading urban ropeway transportation operator, acknowledged as a key player in the development of services for the mobility of locals.

Network maintenance

With the main objective being “the safety of employees and users”, ETAC is responsible for preventive and curative maintenance of Algerian gondola lift and ropeway equipment. Supervision, checks, technical support, digital operation reports and logs, etc., all these tools are mastered in-house and allow incredibly smooth operation and maintenance of the ropeway equipment. ETAC's teams are experts in all ropeway technologies, from the oldest systems that opened in 1956 to the most recent.

 

The POMA group's operational training core

Since its creation, ETAC has placed the development of human capital at the centre of its priorities, with the transfer of skills as a fundamental lever. ETAC has already trained over 600 people at its training centre in the operation and maintenance of ropeway transportation systems. This is the equivalent of over 12,000 hours of training, using the most innovative specialised interactive learning material on the market: UPILOT®.

With such highly prized skills, ETAC's expertise in operation and maintenance is exported beyond the Algerian borders.

Feasibility studies and creating new installations

Ropeway transportation is particularly well suited to the topography of Algerian cities. To meet the demand, ETAC is responsible for the feasibility studies and the creation of new installations across the country. A team dedicated to major projects and made up of civil engineers and architects, etc. has been set up to complete these projects, from the statement of requirements stage to final acceptance of the installation.

 

ETAC key figures

date

2014

Creation

collaborateurs

+ than 700

Employees

certification

ISO 9001

in 2019

Cabine

13

ropeways in 7 cities

ticket

+ than 20 million

passengers since its creation

distance

1200 km

separate the two furthest points in the network

With more than 20 million passengers and 13 installations in 7 Algerian cities, ETAC is now the operator with the largest number of urban ropeway transportation installations in the world.

Our main commitment: safety, availability and quality of service for passengers. To achieve this goal, more than 700 employees work in line with company values every day and they have been applying and adapting our ISO 9001-certified quality processes since 2019.

ETAC is a company that has experienced strong growth since its inception. In the short term, several new installations will be added to ETAC’s network to meet the growing demand for sustainable mobility among Algerian citizens.

 

Finally, the ETAC Joint Venture maintains close ties with POMA (projects, training, services, etc.), and this closeness will allow us to rise to the challenges ahead.

Managing Director

Mohamed GUENNAZ
ETAC maintenance

I arrived in Algeria in February 2016 to take charge of the operation for all the ropeway equipment in Algeria, operated by ETAC.

To date, we manage installations in 7 provinces of the country. These installations are located in the major cities of the north coast of the country and have significantly different operational profiles.

 

In Algiers or Tizi-Ouzou, urban operation implies 13 hours of activity on average, for traffic totalling around 15,000 passengers per day for the gondola lift in Tizi-Ouzou, for example. In Tlemcen, urban use during the week gives way to mainly tourist use during holidays and at weekends. This mixed use leads to large variations in how long periods of activity last. Another configuration is found in Blida, where a gondola lift for tourists must be able to cope with erratic peaks in passenger traffic.

 

The diversity of these operating profiles requires an agile organisation. In particular, we have set up a standard structure that we then adapt in terms of technical and human resources. We reach a staff ratio of 1 to 4 depending on the site, with one third of the staff dedicated exclusively to the safety of users and property.

 

The rates of service are very good and we capitalise on our experience in the field as part of a continuous improvement approach with discussion between sites. It is also clear that the youth and dynamism in our teams make ETAC a wonderful company that is moving forwards every day!

Director of Operations

Jean Pierre VICHIER GUERRE
ETAC Formation
Innovations

for skills tranfer

The first 3D simulator cabin

POMA designed a gondola lift 3D simulator that has been installed in the ETAC training centre. Trainees acquire skills more quickly and serenely. Several scenarios are available to trainees who can learn how to control the equipment, test operations under normal operating conditions, learn how to diagnose a failure and resolve it, and even manage operations in degraded situations (complicated weather, external incidents, etc.). This practical application of theoretical knowledge allows trainees to make mistakes without endangering people or property.

 

A training centre like no other

ETAC owns a training centre to develop the skills of its personnel. By promoting digital training tools and multimedia material such as LMS (Learning Management System), a learning platform for completing a training course and publishing content online, and the process trainer, which uses guided and automatic videos for familiarisation with procedures through active and dynamic learning

 

 

Iconic Project

Télécabine urbaine POMA Bab el oued

Bab el Oued

In Algiers, the urban gondola lift linking the Bab el Oued district to Zghara, via the middle station of Village Céleste, not only makes it easier for the 6.7 million inhabitants of the capital to get around, but also helps to bring the hilltop village of Zghara out of isolation.

Learn more
Télécabine urbaine Tizi Ouzou

Tizi Ouzou

POMA has developed a three-section aerial transport line with a total length of 5 km consisting of two gondola lifts and an aerial ropeway in Tizi Ouzou, a town located 100 km from Algiers.

Learn more

Tlemcen

The Tlemcen gondola lift that connects the city centre to the Lalla Setti Plateau had been at a standstill for four years when it resumed service in 2018. The arrival of the gondola lift was the source of great hope, as it represents a means of transport with high added value for Tlemcen, the ultimate tourist destination.

Learn more

CONTACT

oued smar industrial zone, island 21, Dar El Beida, Algiers, Algeria

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BACO

BACO

BACO AG markets and manufactures new POMA installations for ski resorts and tourist sites in Switzerland.

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POMA Egypt Exploitation

POMA Egypt

Thanks to this competence center based in North Africa, POMA EGYPT supports the development of POMA in the region.Thanks to its technical experience in a complex environment and its knowledge of the territory, cable transport is developing in Africa as well as Middle East.

Learn more
LPOA

Leitner-Poma of America

LPOA leverages its experience and know-how to build ropeway transport installations in the United States and Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Learn more
POMA Colombia

POMA Colombia

POMA Colombia construit des systèmes de transport par câble, opère le service après-vente, et propose des solutions de maintenance et d’exploitation en Amérique latine. POMA est une référence dans le secteur du transport urbain et touristique du Mexique à la pointe sud de l’Argentine.

Learn more
POMA Group

ETAC

The Algerian ropeway transportation company – ETAC.
ETAC exploitation

A pioneer in urban ropeway transportation, Algeria opened its first urban ropeway in 1956 in Algiers. Since 2009, the Algerian state has put the development of modern transport infrastructures on its roadmap, in particular ropeway transportation.

In 2014, POMA, the Algiers Metro Company and the Algiers Urban and Suburban Transport Company sealed their long and solid partnership by creating a Joint Venture: ETAC.

Urban ropeway transportation is an integral part of the Algerian landscape: the country has the largest number of urban gondola lifts and ropeways in the world! This overhead transport solution is particularly suited to the highly uneven topography and the dense urbanisation of Algerian cities to help citizens get around more easily. ETAC is responsible for the entire Algerian territory, feasibility studies, the production of new ropeway transportation equipment, and the operation and maintenance of existing installations.

ETAC

operator of the Algerian ropeway network

Urban ropeway transportation network operation

ETAC's mission is to ensure the operation and maintenance of the entire network of urban ropeway transportation systems in Algeria. Due to the size of its network and the number of urban gondola lifts and ropeways, ETAC is the world's leading urban ropeway transportation operator, acknowledged as a key player in the development of services for the mobility of locals.

Network maintenance

With the main objective being “the safety of employees and users”, ETAC is responsible for preventive and curative maintenance of Algerian gondola lift and ropeway equipment. Supervision, checks, technical support, digital operation reports and logs, etc., all these tools are mastered in-house and allow incredibly smooth operation and maintenance of the ropeway equipment. ETAC's teams are experts in all ropeway technologies, from the oldest systems that opened in 1956 to the most recent.

 

The POMA group's operational training core

Since its creation, ETAC has placed the development of human capital at the centre of its priorities, with the transfer of skills as a fundamental lever. ETAC has already trained over 600 people at its training centre in the operation and maintenance of ropeway transportation systems. This is the equivalent of over 12,000 hours of training, using the most innovative specialised interactive learning material on the market: UPILOT®.

With such highly prized skills, ETAC's expertise in operation and maintenance is exported beyond the Algerian borders.

Feasibility studies and creating new installations

Ropeway transportation is particularly well suited to the topography of Algerian cities. To meet the demand, ETAC is responsible for the feasibility studies and the creation of new installations across the country. A team dedicated to major projects and made up of civil engineers and architects, etc. has been set up to complete these projects, from the statement of requirements stage to final acceptance of the installation.

 

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ETAC key figures

date

2014

Creation

collaborateurs

+ than 700

Employees

certification

ISO 9001

in 2019

Cabine

13

ropeways in 7 cities

ticket

+ than 20 million

passengers since its creation

distance

1200 km

separate the two furthest points in the network

With more than 20 million passengers and 13 installations in 7 Algerian cities, ETAC is now the operator with the largest number of urban ropeway transportation installations in the world.

Our main commitment: safety, availability and quality of service for passengers. To achieve this goal, more than 700 employees work in line with company values every day and they have been applying and adapting our ISO 9001-certified quality processes since 2019.

ETAC is a company that has experienced strong growth since its inception. In the short term, several new installations will be added to ETAC’s network to meet the growing demand for sustainable mobility among Algerian citizens.

 

Finally, the ETAC Joint Venture maintains close ties with POMA (projects, training, services, etc.), and this closeness will allow us to rise to the challenges ahead.

Managing Director

Mohamed GUENNAZ
ETAC maintenance

I arrived in Algeria in February 2016 to take charge of the operation for all the ropeway equipment in Algeria, operated by ETAC.

To date, we manage installations in 7 provinces of the country. These installations are located in the major cities of the north coast of the country and have significantly different operational profiles.

 

In Algiers or Tizi-Ouzou, urban operation implies 13 hours of activity on average, for traffic totalling around 15,000 passengers per day for the gondola lift in Tizi-Ouzou, for example. In Tlemcen, urban use during the week gives way to mainly tourist use during holidays and at weekends. This mixed use leads to large variations in how long periods of activity last. Another configuration is found in Blida, where a gondola lift for tourists must be able to cope with erratic peaks in passenger traffic.

 

The diversity of these operating profiles requires an agile organisation. In particular, we have set up a standard structure that we then adapt in terms of technical and human resources. We reach a staff ratio of 1 to 4 depending on the site, with one third of the staff dedicated exclusively to the safety of users and property.

 

The rates of service are very good and we capitalise on our experience in the field as part of a continuous improvement approach with discussion between sites. It is also clear that the youth and dynamism in our teams make ETAC a wonderful company that is moving forwards every day!

Director of Operations

Jean Pierre VICHIER GUERRE
ETAC Formation

Iconic Project

Télécabine urbaine POMA Bab el oued

Bab el Oued

In Algiers, the urban gondola lift linking the Bab el Oued district to Zghara, via the middle station of Village Céleste, not only makes it easier for the 6.7 million inhabitants of the capital to get around, but also helps to bring the hilltop village of Zghara out of isolation.

Learn more
Télécabine urbaine Tizi Ouzou

Tizi Ouzou

POMA has developed a three-section aerial transport line with a total length of 5 km consisting of two gondola lifts and an aerial ropeway in Tizi Ouzou, a town located 100 km from Algiers.

Learn more

Tlemcen

The Tlemcen gondola lift that connects the city centre to the Lalla Setti Plateau had been at a standstill for four years when it resumed service in 2018. The arrival of the gondola lift was the source of great hope, as it represents a means of transport with high added value for Tlemcen, the ultimate tourist destination.

Learn more

CONTACT

oued smar industrial zone, island 21, Dar El Beida, Algiers, Algeria

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BACO

BACO

BACO AG markets and manufactures new POMA installations for ski resorts and tourist sites in Switzerland.

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POMA Egypt Exploitation

POMA Egypt

Thanks to this competence center based in North Africa, POMA EGYPT supports the development of POMA in the region.Thanks to its technical experience in a complex environment and its knowledge of the territory, cable transport is developing in Africa as well as Middle East.

Learn more
LPOA

Leitner-Poma of America

LPOA leverages its experience and know-how to build ropeway transport installations in the United States and Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Learn more
POMA Colombia

POMA Colombia

POMA Colombia construit des systèmes de transport par câble, opère le service après-vente, et propose des solutions de maintenance et d’exploitation en Amérique latine. POMA est une référence dans le secteur du transport urbain et touristique du Mexique à la pointe sud de l’Argentine.

Learn more
POMA Group

ETAC

The Algerian ropeway transportation company – ETAC.
ETAC exploitation

A pioneer in urban ropeway transportation, Algeria opened its first urban ropeway in 1956 in Algiers. Since 2009, the Algerian state has put the development of modern transport infrastructures on its roadmap, in particular ropeway transportation.

In 2014, POMA, the Algiers Metro Company and the Algiers Urban and Suburban Transport Company sealed their long and solid partnership by creating a Joint Venture: ETAC.

Urban ropeway transportation is an integral part of the Algerian landscape: the country has the largest number of urban gondola lifts and ropeways in the world! This overhead transport solution is particularly suited to the highly uneven topography and the dense urbanisation of Algerian cities to help citizens get around more easily. ETAC is responsible for the entire Algerian territory, feasibility studies, the production of new ropeway transportation equipment, and the operation and maintenance of existing installations.

ETAC

operator of the Algerian ropeway network

Urban ropeway transportation network operation

ETAC's mission is to ensure the operation and maintenance of the entire network of urban ropeway transportation systems in Algeria. Due to the size of its network and the number of urban gondola lifts and ropeways, ETAC is the world's leading urban ropeway transportation operator, acknowledged as a key player in the development of services for the mobility of locals.

Network maintenance

With the main objective being “the safety of employees and users”, ETAC is responsible for preventive and curative maintenance of Algerian gondola lift and ropeway equipment. Supervision, checks, technical support, digital operation reports and logs, etc., all these tools are mastered in-house and allow incredibly smooth operation and maintenance of the ropeway equipment. ETAC's teams are experts in all ropeway technologies, from the oldest systems that opened in 1956 to the most recent.

 

The POMA group's operational training core

Since its creation, ETAC has placed the development of human capital at the centre of its priorities, with the transfer of skills as a fundamental lever. ETAC has already trained over 600 people at its training centre in the operation and maintenance of ropeway transportation systems. This is the equivalent of over 12,000 hours of training, using the most innovative specialised interactive learning material on the market: UPILOT®.

With such highly prized skills, ETAC's expertise in operation and maintenance is exported beyond the Algerian borders.

Feasibility studies and creating new installations

Ropeway transportation is particularly well suited to the topography of Algerian cities. To meet the demand, ETAC is responsible for the feasibility studies and the creation of new installations across the country. A team dedicated to major projects and made up of civil engineers and architects, etc. has been set up to complete these projects, from the statement of requirements stage to final acceptance of the installation.

 

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ETAC key figures

date

2014

Creation

collaborateurs

+ than 700

Employees

certification

ISO 9001

in 2019

Cabine

13

ropeways in 7 cities

ticket

+ than 20 million

passengers since its creation

distance

1200 km

separate the two furthest points in the network

With more than 20 million passengers and 13 installations in 7 Algerian cities, ETAC is now the operator with the largest number of urban ropeway transportation installations in the world.

Our main commitment: safety, availability and quality of service for passengers. To achieve this goal, more than 700 employees work in line with company values every day and they have been applying and adapting our ISO 9001-certified quality processes since 2019.

ETAC is a company that has experienced strong growth since its inception. In the short term, several new installations will be added to ETAC’s network to meet the growing demand for sustainable mobility among Algerian citizens.

 

Finally, the ETAC Joint Venture maintains close ties with POMA (projects, training, services, etc.), and this closeness will allow us to rise to the challenges ahead.

Managing Director

Mohamed GUENNAZ
ETAC maintenance

I arrived in Algeria in February 2016 to take charge of the operation for all the ropeway equipment in Algeria, operated by ETAC.

To date, we manage installations in 7 provinces of the country. These installations are located in the major cities of the north coast of the country and have significantly different operational profiles.

 

In Algiers or Tizi-Ouzou, urban operation implies 13 hours of activity on average, for traffic totalling around 15,000 passengers per day for the gondola lift in Tizi-Ouzou, for example. In Tlemcen, urban use during the week gives way to mainly tourist use during holidays and at weekends. This mixed use leads to large variations in how long periods of activity last. Another configuration is found in Blida, where a gondola lift for tourists must be able to cope with erratic peaks in passenger traffic.

 

The diversity of these operating profiles requires an agile organisation. In particular, we have set up a standard structure that we then adapt in terms of technical and human resources. We reach a staff ratio of 1 to 4 depending on the site, with one third of the staff dedicated exclusively to the safety of users and property.

 

The rates of service are very good and we capitalise on our experience in the field as part of a continuous improvement approach with discussion between sites. It is also clear that the youth and dynamism in our teams make ETAC a wonderful company that is moving forwards every day!

Director of Operations

Jean Pierre VICHIER GUERRE
ETAC Formation

Iconic projetcs

POMA Korea

Sacheon Ocean Cable Car

POMA Korea

Mokpo Marine Cable Car

POMA Korea

Yeosu Cable Car

CONTACT

oued smar industrial zone, island 21, Dar El Beida, Algiers, Algeria

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BACO

BACO

BACO AG markets and manufactures new POMA installations for ski resorts and tourist sites in Switzerland.

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POMA Egypt Exploitation

POMA Egypt

Thanks to this competence center based in North Africa, POMA EGYPT supports the development of POMA in the region.Thanks to its technical experience in a complex environment and its knowledge of the territory, cable transport is developing in Africa as well as Middle East.

Learn more
LPOA

Leitner-Poma of America

LPOA leverages its experience and know-how to build ropeway transport installations in the United States and Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Learn more
POMA Colombia

POMA Colombia

POMA Colombia construit des systèmes de transport par câble, opère le service après-vente, et propose des solutions de maintenance et d’exploitation en Amérique latine. POMA est une référence dans le secteur du transport urbain et touristique du Mexique à la pointe sud de l’Argentine.

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SACMI

Global specialist in the manufacture of mechanically-welded parts for ropeway transport
Sacmi soudure

A subsidiary of the POMA Group since 1960, SACMI specialises in mechanical welding, machining, installation and assembly of mechanical sub-assemblies for ropeway transport systems. A know-how developed in the heart of the Alps and an industrial structure commensurate with the most ambitious projects.

POMA therefore relies on the expertise of its subsidiary to deal with very specific requests such as the development of tri-cable ropeways for China, observation wheel capsules or even onshore wind turbines for the activity of POMA Leitwind! Thanks to its strategic position, SACMI is also the Group’s main logistics hub from which all equipment travels around the world to become iconic “Made in France” projects.

SACMI,

the mechanical welding expert of the Poma Group

Mechanical welding of ropeway transport sub-assemblies

For more than 60 years, SACMI has been producing metal parts for ropeway transport structures. The industrial mastery of the manufacturing processes (sheet metal making, manual and robot welding) allows SACMI to adapt to different request and to remain flexible in terms of deadlines and costs, while complying with demanding quality standards (SACMI is notably EN 1090 EXC4 and ISO 9001 certified).

Machining of specific components

SACMI is equipped with a machining centre to ensure optimal surface finish and geometry. The functionality and the level of safety of the parts processed on site are controlled from A to Z. Machining centres are able to handle small series of parts just as well as large custom components.

Installation and pre-assembly of mechanical sub-assemblies

SACMI’s assembly workshops produce mechanical sub-assemblies from mechanically-welded and machined structures.
Station modules, station structures, motor units, voltage units, sheaves and line elements for the Group's mono-cable and multi-cable systems are pre-assembled, adjusted, wired and tested in the workshop before being shipped to the site.
This work is carried out in collaboration with POMA teams and other subsidiaries in order to maximise the added value produced in the workshop and thus reduce exposure to the constraints of external sites.

The Group’s logistics platform

The SACMI logistics department manages the flow of parts for the Group. Its main missions are the unloading and inspection of goods, inventory management, preparation of components necessary for production, loading and shipping of components to subcontractors or to construction sites.
SACMI is the main logistics platform of the POMA Group.

SACMI key figures

collaborateurs

150

employees

usine

100 000 sq. m

of extended site

distance

82 km

of manual welds

ciseaux

6 225 sq. m

of cut sheets

production

60

contracts per year

The Gilly-sur-Isère production facility operated by SACMI has been designed to optimise the POMA Group’s overall production chain, in particular by internalising highly technical processes and high added-value operations that were previously subcontracted. The site is equipped with welding robots, multi-axis machining centres, complex, specific large-scale sheet metal work, etc., providing the Group with unique know-how.
With the speeding-up of flows, the POMA Group is increasingly better placed to offer a comprehensive product range on a market where time-to-market is a key value.
By refocusing a large number of production activities for its components and mechanical assemblies, POMA demonstrates its commitment to eco-responsibility; by significantly decreasing the volume of transport between operators, the Group is reducing its CO2 emissions.

CEO of SACMI

Philippe LAVILLE
Sacmi

« I have worked closely with SACMI for about twelve years. I was able to closely follow the technological optimisations undertaken, and more particularly on the new Gilly-sur-Isère site. SACMI has developed unique skills in sheet-metal working for large mechanically-welded parts, in the machining of large parts as well as in the mechanical assembly of all systems. The structure’s high level of agility allows us to develop quality solutions to the challenges of producing our ropeway systems in a competitive world. »

POMA Supply Chain Manager

Jean-Christophe CHOUVELLON
Soudure Poulie SACMI
The 5-part sheave,

a flagship innovation

The 5-part sheave is a major development for the industry. Sheaves are parts at the heart of the system and are used to drive the rope. They are manufactured entirely by SACMI (assembly, welding, machining, painting and mounting of the liner) and can measure up to 6 metres in diameter.
The 5-part sheave consists of a hub and 4 quarter sheaves, which are assembled on site. This innovation optimises the possibilities of packaging, transport and handling of the equipment until it is installed on site during the construction phase.

Travailler chez POMA Sacmi
Travailler chez POMA Sacmi
Travailler chez POMA Sacmi
Travailler chez POMA Sacmi
Travailler chez POMA Sacmi
Travailler chez POMA Sacmi
A commitment to

Made in France

As part of its social commitment, SACMI regularly organises site visits to promote the “Made in France” industry and its unique know-how.
Last year, SACMI had the pleasure of welcoming:

  • Students from engineering and management schools, vocational high schools,
  • Professionals from the region, the sector, business associations including Talents Féminins de Savoie,
  • Customers and delegations

iconic projects

Téléo

More than 8,000 passengers will board the cabins of the Téléo tricable ropeway every day. Part of the Toulouse Agglomeration’s transport network, it crosses a river and travels over a hill to link three major hubs of activity in the south of Toulouse: the University Cancer Institute, Rangueil Hospital and Paul Sabatier University.

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APM Aeroport Miami POMA

Miami Airport

Miami International Airport inaugurated its two APMs in 2016 and 2017. The two APM trains travel 375 m and carry up to 12,000 passengers per hour between the main terminal and terminal E.

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Ain Dubai Grande Roue POMA

Ain Dubai

For the world’s largest observation wheel, commissioned for the Dubai World Expo, POMA built 48 outsized capsules, the largest and heaviest ever produced. The teams came up with evermore ingenious product development solutions and met a very high level of customer demand.

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CONTACT

396, route des Chênes – 73200 GILLY-SUR-ISERE – FRANCE

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COMAG

COMAG

COMAG is POMA Group’s expert in the installation, inspection and maintenance of ropeway transport systems.

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Travailler chez POMA Sigma

SIGMA

For more than 50 years, this long-standing subsidiary of POMA has specialised in the design, manufacture and final assembly of cabins for passenger transport. SIGMA’s know-how extends beyond a standard product catalogue. The company also designs and manufactures tailor-made cabins for the POMA Group’s special projects such as funiculars, APMs and observation wheel capsules.

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POMA Group

ETAC

The Algerian ropeway transportation company – ETAC.
ETAC exploitation

A pioneer in urban ropeway transportation, Algeria opened its first urban ropeway in 1956 in Algiers. Since 2009, the Algerian state has put the development of modern transport infrastructures on its roadmap, in particular ropeway transportation.

In 2014, POMA, the Algiers Metro Company and the Algiers Urban and Suburban Transport Company sealed their long and solid partnership by creating a Joint Venture: ETAC.

Urban ropeway transportation is an integral part of the Algerian landscape: the country has the largest number of urban gondola lifts and ropeways in the world! This overhead transport solution is particularly suited to the highly uneven topography and the dense urbanisation of Algerian cities to help citizens get around more easily. ETAC is responsible for the entire Algerian territory, feasibility studies, the production of new ropeway transportation equipment, and the operation and maintenance of existing installations.

ETAC

operator of the Algerian ropeway network

Urban ropeway transportation network operation

ETAC's mission is to ensure the operation and maintenance of the entire network of urban ropeway transportation systems in Algeria. Due to the size of its network and the number of urban gondola lifts and ropeways, ETAC is the world's leading urban ropeway transportation operator, acknowledged as a key player in the development of services for the mobility of locals.

Network maintenance

With the main objective being “the safety of employees and users”, ETAC is responsible for preventive and curative maintenance of Algerian gondola lift and ropeway equipment. Supervision, checks, technical support, digital operation reports and logs, etc., all these tools are mastered in-house and allow incredibly smooth operation and maintenance of the ropeway equipment. ETAC's teams are experts in all ropeway technologies, from the oldest systems that opened in 1956 to the most recent.

 

The POMA group's operational training core

Since its creation, ETAC has placed the development of human capital at the centre of its priorities, with the transfer of skills as a fundamental lever. ETAC has already trained over 600 people at its training centre in the operation and maintenance of ropeway transportation systems. This is the equivalent of over 12,000 hours of training, using the most innovative specialised interactive learning material on the market: UPILOT®.

With such highly prized skills, ETAC's expertise in operation and maintenance is exported beyond the Algerian borders.

Feasibility studies and creating new installations

Ropeway transportation is particularly well suited to the topography of Algerian cities. To meet the demand, ETAC is responsible for the feasibility studies and the creation of new installations across the country. A team dedicated to major projects and made up of civil engineers and architects, etc. has been set up to complete these projects, from the statement of requirements stage to final acceptance of the installation.

 

ETAC key figures

date

2014

Creation

collaborateurs

+ than 700

Employees

certification

ISO 9001

in 2019

Cabine

13

ropeways in 7 cities

ticket

+ than 20 million

passengers since its creation

distance

1200 km

separate the two furthest points in the network

With more than 20 million passengers and 13 installations in 7 Algerian cities, ETAC is now the operator with the largest number of urban ropeway transportation installations in the world.

Our main commitment: safety, availability and quality of service for passengers. To achieve this goal, more than 700 employees work in line with company values every day and they have been applying and adapting our ISO 9001-certified quality processes since 2019.

ETAC is a company that has experienced strong growth since its inception. In the short term, several new installations will be added to ETAC’s network to meet the growing demand for sustainable mobility among Algerian citizens.

 

Finally, the ETAC Joint Venture maintains close ties with POMA (projects, training, services, etc.), and this closeness will allow us to rise to the challenges ahead.

Managing Director

Mohamed GUENNAZ
ETAC maintenance

I arrived in Algeria in February 2016 to take charge of the operation for all the ropeway equipment in Algeria, operated by ETAC.

To date, we manage installations in 7 provinces of the country. These installations are located in the major cities of the north coast of the country and have significantly different operational profiles.

 

In Algiers or Tizi-Ouzou, urban operation implies 13 hours of activity on average, for traffic totalling around 15,000 passengers per day for the gondola lift in Tizi-Ouzou, for example. In Tlemcen, urban use during the week gives way to mainly tourist use during holidays and at weekends. This mixed use leads to large variations in how long periods of activity last. Another configuration is found in Blida, where a gondola lift for tourists must be able to cope with erratic peaks in passenger traffic.

 

The diversity of these operating profiles requires an agile organisation. In particular, we have set up a standard structure that we then adapt in terms of technical and human resources. We reach a staff ratio of 1 to 4 depending on the site, with one third of the staff dedicated exclusively to the safety of users and property.

 

The rates of service are very good and we capitalise on our experience in the field as part of a continuous improvement approach with discussion between sites. It is also clear that the youth and dynamism in our teams make ETAC a wonderful company that is moving forwards every day!

Director of Operations

Jean Pierre VICHIER GUERRE
ETAC Formation
Innovations

for skills tranfer

The first 3D simulator cabin

POMA designed a gondola lift 3D simulator that has been installed in the ETAC training centre. Trainees acquire skills more quickly and serenely. Several scenarios are available to trainees who can learn how to control the equipment, test operations under normal operating conditions, learn how to diagnose a failure and resolve it, and even manage operations in degraded situations (complicated weather, external incidents, etc.). This practical application of theoretical knowledge allows trainees to make mistakes without endangering people or property.

 

A training centre like no other

ETAC owns a training centre to develop the skills of its personnel. By promoting digital training tools and multimedia material such as LMS (Learning Management System), a learning platform for completing a training course and publishing content online, and the process trainer, which uses guided and automatic videos for familiarisation with procedures through active and dynamic learning

 

 

ETAC maintenance
ETAC exploitation
ETAC maintenance
ETAC maintenance
ETAC formation simulateur 3D

Iconic Project

Télécabine urbaine POMA Bab el oued

Bab el Oued

In Algiers, the urban gondola lift linking the Bab el Oued district to Zghara, via the middle station of Village Céleste, not only makes it easier for the 6.7 million inhabitants of the capital to get around, but also helps to bring the hilltop village of Zghara out of isolation.

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Télécabine urbaine Tizi Ouzou

Tizi Ouzou

POMA has developed a three-section aerial transport line with a total length of 5 km consisting of two gondola lifts and an aerial ropeway in Tizi Ouzou, a town located 100 km from Algiers.

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Tlemcen

The Tlemcen gondola lift that connects the city centre to the Lalla Setti Plateau had been at a standstill for four years when it resumed service in 2018. The arrival of the gondola lift was the source of great hope, as it represents a means of transport with high added value for Tlemcen, the ultimate tourist destination.

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CONTACT

oued smar industrial zone, island 21, Dar El Beida, Algiers, Algeria

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BACO

BACO

BACO AG markets and manufactures new POMA installations for ski resorts and tourist sites in Switzerland.

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POMA Egypt Exploitation

POMA Egypt

Thanks to this competence center based in North Africa, POMA EGYPT supports the development of POMA in the region.Thanks to its technical experience in a complex environment and its knowledge of the territory, cable transport is developing in Africa as well as Middle East.

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LPOA

Leitner-Poma of America

LPOA leverages its experience and know-how to build ropeway transport installations in the United States and Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

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POMA Colombia

POMA Colombia

POMA Colombia construit des systèmes de transport par câble, opère le service après-vente, et propose des solutions de maintenance et d’exploitation en Amérique latine. POMA est une référence dans le secteur du transport urbain et touristique du Mexique à la pointe sud de l’Argentine.

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