Nidec and Bartholet to build the ropeways of the future
The head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform – Italian Nidec ASI – and Swiss funicular specialist Bartholet Maschinenbau AG have signed a new trade agreement for the construction and sale of ropeways all over the world.
Milan/Italy (Nidec) – It will run until 2022. Nidec ASI will supply Bartholet with automation and control systems as well as the motors and inverters needed to build future installations worldwide.
After ten years of collaboration 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 three stops and travels at a height of 50m over the Moskva river, transporting fans and tourists between the viewing point near the Moscow State University 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 realised involving the expertise of both companies.