Nidec ASI and Bartholet working together to build the ropeways of the future
Nidec ASI and BARTHOLET (Bartholet Maschinenbau AG) working together to build the ropeways of the future
After 10 years of fruitful collaboration, the partnership which will lead the two companies to realize ropeway systems around the world is being renewed, thus consolidating their market leadership.
Milan, 24 January 2019 – Nidec ASI, head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group, and BARTHOLET (Bartholet Maschinenbau AG), a leading company in the field of ropeway systems, have signed a new multi-year trade agreement, which will run until 2022, for the construction and sale of ropeways all over the world. More specifically, Nidec ASI will supply BARTHOLET with automation and control systems as well as the motors and inverters needed to build future installations worldwide.
After 10 years of fruitful collaboration on the market between the two companies, this partnership renewal will allow BARTHOLET to become even more competitive, especially outside Europe, thanks to the technical and commercial support provide by Nidec ASI, thus consolidating its position as a leading company in this market. The Group will in fact give BARTHOLET the opportunity to use its commercial offices and spare parts storage facilities in its Italian and international premises, benefiting from the Group’s capillary set-up and efficient after-sales assistance for all the new systems installed.
The agreement includes the development of aerial cableway projects, for both mountain lift services and urban transport, as with the cable-car line inaugurated in Moscow for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which today makes 3 stops and travels at a height of 50 meters over the Moskva river, transporting fans and tourists between the viewing point near the Moscow State University (MSU) and the Luzhniki Stadium.
In particular, this partnership was created with the aim of increasing the presence of Nidec ASI and BARTHOLET in markets where the ropeways sector for transporting people is growing the fastest, such as in China, South Korea and countries in the Middle East where over the next few years important projects will be realized involving the expertise of both companies.
“For us this agreement represents an important springboard for the development of ropeway projects around the world. It will give us the opportunity to show our capabilities and support the growth of BARTHOLET in Russia and Asia (China, Korea and the Philippines). We strongly believe in this collaboration, because the union of our expertise can provide customers with the most advanced and tailor-made solutions. And the first results are proving us right,” declared Dominique Llonch, CEO of Nidec ASI. “Thanks to this opportunity, we are aiming to double our business in this sector by 2022, increasing not only our stock of spare parts and our assembly capabilities but, above all, investing in people and strengthening our local teams of engineers who will offer in situ service activities.”
An agreement which fully responds to Nidec ASI’s strategy and which, thanks to the know-how gathered in over 150 years of technological innovation and an engineered-to-order approach, makes it possible to meet the needs of customers all over the world, providing unique solutions with very different technical specifications that can be adapted to every requirement.
Read more on Nidec’s solutions for ropeway.