Leitner-Poma of America offers a complete line of cable transport systems, including surface lifts, chairlifts, gondolas, MiniMetro ® urban transport, trams, inclined elevators, industrial trams, etc. Our experience and flexibility allow us to design, engineer, manufacture and maintain transportation systems which are precisely adapted to the changing needs of our customers; including electrical and mechanical upgrades, technical support, gearbox inspections and repairs, and installation for systems throughout North America. Leitner-Poma has installed aerial and surface systems all over the world and has established its position as a market leader. Our worldwide network has installed more than ten thousand transportation systems, in sixty-one countries, and safely transport eight million passengers each hour!
Leitner-Poma of America, Inc. is a North American subsidiary of Poma S.A., a corporation with headquarters in Voreppe, France and a sister company of Leitner AG, a corporation with headquarters in Sterzing, Italy. Leitner – Poma of America engineers, manufactures, installs and services all types of ropeway systems for the ski industry, amusement parks, and urban transport.
POMA came to Colorado in the early 1950′s under the name of Pomalift, Inc., and has maintained a continuous presence in the United States for almost 50 years. From that start, the word “Pomalift” became synonymous with platter type surface lifts.
Early POMA chairlifts were installed at Squaw Valley, California for the 1960 Winter Olympics. POMA also supplied lifts for the Olympic Winter Games at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia in 1984; at Albertville, France in 1992 and at Lillehammer, Norway in 1994.
In 1981 Poma of America was established with a factory and offices in Grand Junction, Colorado, in order to have a stronger manufacturing, sales and service base in North America. Grand Junction – which is located in Western Colorado near the Utah border — was selected because its geographic location enables POMA to give first-rate service to ski area markets all across North America. The qualified labor force of 75 employees and the mild climate make Grand Junction an appropriate home for Poma of America. From 1984 to 1989 our detachable mechanisms were designed and manufactured in France. Since 1989 all Leitner-Poma detachables have been designed and manufactured in Grand Junction, as the labor force grows over 120 employees during high production times.
Leitner-Poma of America Inc. has three sales and service offices in addition to those at its headquarters in Colorado. The Eastern United States is served by Leitner-Poma of America East, a sales office located in Stockbridge, Vermont. Leitner-Poma Canada in Barrie, Ontario and Leitner-Poma Canada West in Kelowna, British Columbia, serve the Canadian market.
Because our objective is to provide the finest lift systems and service to our customers, our engineering department in Colorado collaborates with the engineers at Pomagalski S.A in Voreppe. We are proud to say that Leitner -Poma’s technology and engineering is considered to be the best in the industry.