POMA is a leader in ropeway transportation, recognised worldwide for its efficient and eco-friendly mobility solutions. With its innovations and know-how, POMA takes up all the challenges of mobility all around the world.
The wonderful history of ropeways began with POMA in 1936 in the Alps, on the snow-capped peaks of Alpe-d’Huez (France) when Jean Pomagalski, an engineer with a life-long love for the mountains, installed the very first surface lift there. This invention paved the way for the rapid development of recreational skiing in the resorts of Europe and the United States, where the surface lift is still called “poma-lift”. The company POMA, then called POMAGALSKI, was officially founded in 1946.
Since then, POMA has not stopped innovating and contributing its expertise to ropeway transportation. From the mountains to the city, new mobility challenges are driving POMA to invent economically reasonable transportation solutions, respectful of people and their environment.
This is why there are more than 8,000 POMA transportation systems around the globe, used as urban transportation means, tourist attractions or for transporting industrial materials. From mountain peaks to major cities, the Group’s expertise and its ropeway transportation systems are recognised worldwide.
POMA supports its customers at each stage of their projects: design, manufacturing, construction, operation and maintenance. POMA manages its installations in more than 30 countries simultaneously.