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
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

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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POMA Group

SIGMA

The POMA Group’s expert cabin designer
Sigma cabine 3s

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.

SIGMA

Cabins that combine design, comfort and safety

Design

SIGMA’s Design Office uses a 3-D modelling tool to design both the standard range but also for special projects such as the London Eye capsules or the i360 platform.
SIGMA meets its commitments and its cabins blend perfectly into the project area, thanks to a very close match between the computer-generated images and the final product manufactured. Designers can see the carriers taking shape right before their eyes and are able to make the necessary improvements at all stages of production.
All over the world, SIGMA cabins are recognisable for their meticulous aesthetic design and their high level of safety. Passenger comfort, the reduction of noise and movement, the shape of the panoramic glass windows and the discretion of the safety components are some of the signature features of SIGMA carriers.

Production workshop

SIGMA manufactures many of the components of its cabins in its workshops, and thus controls the quality from manufacture to final assembly. This industrial choice guarantees the manufacturing quality and reliability of POMA products. Sturdiness, design and innovation…

These major assets are the fruit of the valuable expertise of its technicians, extensive experience, particularly suitable production equipment and rigorous and regular control operations.

Tailor-made cabins

SIGMA is able to design tailor-made and non-standard carriers whether for gondola or ropeway cabins, funicular railways, APMs or Ferris wheel capsules.

A cabin that blends into the landscape, a funicular with impressive panoramic glass windows and large-capacity panoramic capsules are all cabins designed and produced with a focus on modernity and elegance.

Body shop

With several spray booths at its disposal, SIGMA paints small-capacity cabins as well as very large funicular trains.

The continuous improvement of its high-precision processes and technologies enables SIGMA to guarantee superior product quality.

Carrier customisation

During assembly in the workshop, the carriers are customised according to the options chosen by the customer.

From the installation of heated seats to equipment for people with reduced mobility, to MTB carriers, including the creation of glass floors for a breath-taking panoramic effect in the cabins, air conditioning, on-board multimedia or the use of solar panels to make the cabins autonomous in terms of energy: the customisation of carriers matches the imagination of our customers and the ingenuity of our experts!

SIGMA key figures

record medaille

1964

first “egg” cabin

experience

60 years

of experience

collaborateurs

135

employees

monde

1979

POMA Group

Cabine

more than 20 000

carriers manufactured

What first struck me when I joined Sigma was the number of distinct skills present in the company. The company possesses all the professions necessary for the design and construction of cabins, whether it be the design office, manufacturing and machining workshops or assembly and painting lines as well as all the essential expert skills.
The second key point in Sigma’s organisation is the women and men who make up the company, their involvement and motivation to serve our customers in the best way possible.
The combination of these factors enables Sigma to continuously provide the best innovative and reliable products to the most demanding customers around the world.

Sales and Services Director

Olivier MARTENS
sigma
SIGMA

Innovations & Performance

Diamond EVO cabins

Sigma has developed two new configurations; DIAMOND EVO cabins.
The Diamond cabin has been upgraded with improvements for both operators and end users: lighter cabs, simplified assembly, a standard height of 200 cm, adaptation to urban use, interior space reconfigured to offer options for both standing and sitting, sliding doors for easier boarding and space saving.
The EVO cabin is thus designed to adapt to multiple needs and operating environments while meeting the SIGMA quality standard.

Cabins with autonomous energy

Photovoltaic technology, integrated discreetly into the cabin, is now the main source of energy for cabins, and avoids having to charge the batteries in stations during the night. Smaller in size, the new generation photovoltaic panels are lighter while generating the same power, and easy to install. They offer a contemporary and innovative response to reduce the already low energy consumption of POMA ropeway transport solutions.

A partnership of elegance

Designed by Pinifarina, the Symphony cabins feature curves and angular or tapered shapes inspired by the automotive industry.

Attention to interior and exterior details gives the product its style and strengthens the corporate image.

Comfort, a challenge for SIGMA innovations

SIGMA carriers, used in a broad range of sectors such as mountains, urban mobility, tourism and leisure, are designed for everyday life, holidays or free time.

From the standard to the premium product, comfort represents a strong focus in the development of carriers to offer ever more modularity and well-being to passengers; this involves ergonomics, the choice and quality of materials, a series of options and a meticulous finish.

Sustainable investments

With the creation of a new storage space of more than 700 sq. m, we have been able to eliminate the cost of external storage and to limit our carbon footprint in transport to refocus our activities on our Veyrins site

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ICONIC PROJECTS

Grande roue de Londres POMA

London Eye

Right in the heart of London, on the banks of the River Thames, 32 rotating capsules climb to 135 m, taking visitors above the rooftops of London for an exceptional view of the entire capital.

Learn more
Téléphérique urbain New York POMA

Airtram New York

With the installation of this ultra-modern aerial tramway, POMA has provided New Yorkers with the most advanced technology in urban ropeway transportation. It is 960 m long and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan in just three minutes, passing over the East River in great comfort with unique views of New York through the huge windows on both cabins.

Learn more

La Daille

For the first time in France, in La Daille, a gondola lift with 57 10-seater Symphony cabins designed by Pininfarina offers maximum comfort to passengers.

Learn more
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA

i360

POMA designed and manufactured the entire pod and drive system of the world’s tallest observation tower, known as the British Airways i360. A unique concept, located on the Brighton seafront in the south of England.

Learn more

CONTACT

3 place du Petit Veyrins – 38630 VEYRINS

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Travailler chez POMA Sacmi

SACMI

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.

Learn more
Opérateur SEMER

SEMER

SEMER, POMA’s subsidiary, specialises in the engineering and manufacturing of electrical equipment and industrial automation for ropeway transport systems. It is recognised worldwide for its know-how in electrical engineering, safety-instrumented systems, process control and industrial automation.

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.

 

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

DISCOVER OUR GROUP

BACO

BACO

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

Learn more
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

SEMER

The expert in safety automation and electrical engineering
Semer

SEMER, POMA’s subsidiary, specialises in the engineering and manufacturing of electrical equipment and industrial automation for ropeway transport systems. It is recognised worldwide for its know-how in electrical engineering, safety-instrumented systems, process control and industrial automation.

SIGMA

Innovations & Performance

Diamond EVO cabins

Sigma has developed two new configurations; DIAMOND EVO cabins.
The Diamond cabin has been upgraded with improvements for both operators and end users: lighter cabs, simplified assembly, a standard height of 200 cm, adaptation to urban use, interior space reconfigured to offer options for both standing and sitting, sliding doors for easier boarding and space saving.
The EVO cabin is thus designed to adapt to multiple needs and operating environments while meeting the SIGMA quality standard.

Cabins with autonomous energy

Photovoltaic technology, integrated discreetly into the cabin, is now the main source of energy for cabins, and avoids having to charge the batteries in stations during the night. Smaller in size, the new generation photovoltaic panels are lighter while generating the same power, and easy to install. They offer a contemporary and innovative response to reduce the already low energy consumption of POMA ropeway transport solutions.

A partnership of elegance

Designed by Pinifarina, the Symphony cabins feature curves and angular or tapered shapes inspired by the automotive industry.

Attention to interior and exterior details gives the product its style and strengthens the corporate image.

Comfort, a challenge for SIGMA innovations

SIGMA carriers, used in a broad range of sectors such as mountains, urban mobility, tourism and leisure, are designed for everyday life, holidays or free time.

From the standard to the premium product, comfort represents a strong focus in the development of carriers to offer ever more modularity and well-being to passengers; this involves ergonomics, the choice and quality of materials, a series of options and a meticulous finish.

Sustainable investments

With the creation of a new storage space of more than 700 sq. m, we have been able to eliminate the cost of external storage and to limit our carbon footprint in transport to refocus our activities on our Veyrins site

SIGMA key figures

record medaille

1964

first “egg” cabin

experience

60 years

of experience

collaborateurs

135

employees

monde

1979

POMA Group

Cabine

more than 20 000

carriers manufactured

What first struck me when I joined Sigma was the number of distinct skills present in the company. The company possesses all the professions necessary for the design and construction of cabins, whether it be the design office, manufacturing and machining workshops or assembly and painting lines as well as all the essential expert skills.
The second key point in Sigma’s organisation is the women and men who make up the company, their involvement and motivation to serve our customers in the best way possible.
The combination of these factors enables Sigma to continuously provide the best innovative and reliable products to the most demanding customers around the world.

Sales and Services Director

Olivier MARTENS
sigma
SIGMA

Cabins that combine design, comfort and safety

Design

SIGMA’s Design Office uses a 3-D modelling tool to design both the standard range but also for special projects such as the London Eye capsules or the i360 platform.
SIGMA meets its commitments and its cabins blend perfectly into the project area, thanks to a very close match between the computer-generated images and the final product manufactured. Designers can see the carriers taking shape right before their eyes and are able to make the necessary improvements at all stages of production.
All over the world, SIGMA cabins are recognisable for their meticulous aesthetic design and their high level of safety. Passenger comfort, the reduction of noise and movement, the shape of the panoramic glass windows and the discretion of the safety components are some of the signature features of SIGMA carriers.

Production workshop

SIGMA manufactures many of the components of its cabins in its workshops, and thus controls the quality from manufacture to final assembly. This industrial choice guarantees the manufacturing quality and reliability of POMA products. Sturdiness, design and innovation…

These major assets are the fruit of the valuable expertise of its technicians, extensive experience, particularly suitable production equipment and rigorous and regular control operations.

Tailor-made cabins

SIGMA is able to design tailor-made and non-standard carriers whether for gondola or ropeway cabins, funicular railways, APMs or Ferris wheel capsules.

A cabin that blends into the landscape, a funicular with impressive panoramic glass windows and large-capacity panoramic capsules are all cabins designed and produced with a focus on modernity and elegance.

Body shop

With several spray booths at its disposal, SIGMA paints small-capacity cabins as well as very large funicular trains.

The continuous improvement of its high-precision processes and technologies enables SIGMA to guarantee superior product quality.

Carrier customisation

During assembly in the workshop, the carriers are customised according to the options chosen by the customer.

From the installation of heated seats to equipment for people with reduced mobility, to MTB carriers, including the creation of glass floors for a breath-taking panoramic effect in the cabins, air conditioning, on-board multimedia or the use of solar panels to make the cabins autonomous in terms of energy: the customisation of carriers matches the imagination of our customers and the ingenuity of our experts!

Learn +

SEMER

SEMER

ICONIC PROJECTS

Grande roue de Londres POMA

London Eye

Right in the heart of London, on the banks of the River Thames, 32 rotating capsules climb to 135 m, taking visitors above the rooftops of London for an exceptional view of the entire capital.

Learn more
Téléphérique urbain New York POMA

Airtram New York

With the installation of this ultra-modern aerial tramway, POMA has provided New Yorkers with the most advanced technology in urban ropeway transportation. It is 960 m long and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan in just three minutes, passing over the East River in great comfort with unique views of New York through the huge windows on both cabins.

Learn more

La Daille

For the first time in France, in La Daille, a gondola lift with 57 10-seater Symphony cabins designed by Pininfarina offers maximum comfort to passengers.

Learn more
tour ascensionnelle i360 POMA

i360

POMA designed and manufactured the entire pod and drive system of the world’s tallest observation tower, known as the British Airways i360. A unique concept, located on the Brighton seafront in the south of England.

Learn more

CONTACT

3 place du Petit Veyrins – 38630 VEYRINS

Discover our group

COMAG

COMAG

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

Learn more
Travailler chez POMA Sacmi

SACMI

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.

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

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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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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

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Yeosu Cable Car

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

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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 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 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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