LEITNER ropeways is part of the High Technology Industries (HTI) Group, an umbrella organization that unites the additional brands of PRINOTH (snowgroomers and tracked utility vehicles), LEITWIND (wind turbines), DEMACLENKO (snow making systems), AGUDIO (Material ropeways), POMA (Rope-hauled transportation systems) and MINIMETRO (cable-drawn rail vehicles). In 2017, the Group, which has 61 affiliates and 123 sales and service points, generated a turnover of 873 million euro. Worldwide, the Group has 3380 employees.
With the LEITNER ropeways, PRINOTH and DEMACLENKO companies, the Group has become an established and globally unique one-stop shop for winter sports technologies. Customers are able to exploit the specialist expertise and skills for ropeway systems, snowgroomers and snow making systems. Here are two successful joint projects involving LEITNER ropeways, PRINOTH and DEMACLENKO.
Between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus
The mountains between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus house a ski area for which the LEITNER Group, together with LEITNER ropeways, PRINOTH and DEMACLENKO, provided ropeway systems, snowgroomers and artificial snow making systems in 2012. As well as the construction of the entire development structure and slopes, four LEITNER detachable gondola lifts have been built. The newly constructed 18 km slope has 230 outlets for 180 DEMACLENKO snow cannons, which are fed by three pump stations from a reservoir with a capacity of approx. 100,000 m3. Four PRINOTH snowgroomers ensure perfect slope conditions. The four gondola lifts from LEITNER ropeways, two Telemix and two 8-passenger gondola lifts are each equipped with one "BMW Individual for LEITNER" cabin.
Direct link to the train station
The Ried downhill slope was built in 2011, a new 7-km long slope to complement the two slopes on the north side of the Kronplatz that are more suited to sport skiers. With the third 10-passenger gondola ropeway from LEITNER ropeways, there is now a direct link to the Percha train station in Pustertal, which ensures a reduction in traffic and CO2 emissions around Kronplatz. Together with the new slope going all the way down to the bottom of the ski station and the train connection to the slopes in Hochpustertal, it makes the whole ski area more attractive. In addition, 36 propeller cannons and 18 lances, as well as their infrastructure, were installed by DEMACLENKO to provide sufficient snow on the new slope as part of a turnkey project in a record time of five months. For optimum grooming, a new Leitwolf and a Beast from PRINOTH are used.
In recent years, the LEITNER Group has become a one-stop shop for ski resort hardware. We have only ever had extremely positive experiences with their products.Marc Winkler, Managing Director of Sextner Dolomiten AG