Cable Car Solutions

Based in Germany, Cable Car Solutions is a highly specialized worldwide consulting company in the ropeway industry.

Our experts are knowledgeable of all types of aerial and track guided rope propelled systems, from conception and design, through construction, commissioning, operations management, auditing…

Our focus

is to develop efficient and environmentally friendly concepts and designs that integrate cable cars in urban transportation, leisure activities and industrial applications, providing solutions for challenges and specific visions. Maximizing synergies between transportation and recreation means maximizing business (two markets, one infrastructure) and ropeways present a strong potential, that we strive to tap into. The key is to provide optimal overall concepts and designs, understanding the client´s needs, the business opportunities and being knowledgeable about the technology capabilities. That is what we are here for: to work with you, to achieve your results.

Our approach

is to strive understand the needs, requirements and interests of our clients and their customers in order to develop optimized joint solutions. Working with our clients from very first idea and concept development, throughout construction and in to commissioning and implementation of any cable propelled system, maximizes the gains and advantages from the very start, and is the best guarantee for a successful and timely completion.

Our network

CCS has built a network of international partners, who are leaders in their respective fields and with whom we cooperate swiftly, in order to bring that additional expertise that sometimes is necessary to make the difference between a great result and the ultimate result.

Our personalities

at Cable Car Solutions, we combine technological and operational know-how with entrepreneurial mindset, broad academic, personal and professional experience and a capability to deliver unique customized solutions through innovative thinking. We take pride in our professionalism and independence, essential in quality consulting services, so that our client´s goals together with our knowledge means achieving optimal results.

Our roots

in in 2014 Cable Car Services GmbH was born out of the re-organization of Cable Car Development UG, which was originally founded in 2010 by Tino Imhaeuser in Germany. Thanks to this new organization CCS recruited additional experienced specialists from the various fields in the ropeway industry, adding a vast combined knowledge and experience, with the aim to offer the best possible services and guidance to our clients and extending our scope in operations and maintenance. In 2019 Cable Car Services was rebranded to Cable Car Solutions.

Our team

Georg Schöpf

MSc. Engineer, Managing Director

georg@cablecarsolutions.com

Georg is a qualified electrical engineer who holds a master´s degree in ropeway management and has worked in the roles of operations director and managing director for 17 years in various ski areas and urban ropeways. His focus is operations and maintenance, as well as control and safety systems. Georg’s know-how provides a valuable contribution to optimizing business management aspects and customer focus. As a safety professional, he has a wealth of knowledge in occupational health and safety. Georg speaks German and English.

Tomasz Magiera

Ph.D. Eng., Technical Specialist

tomasz@cablecarsolutions.com

Tomasz is a technical specialist in cableway engineering and holds a PhD title in this specialization. He has worked as a researcher, university lecturer and engineering consultant for last 10 years. During this period he led multidisciplinary researches in topics such as reducing cableway vibrations, implementing new solutions to reduce thermal influence on passengers in cable car cabins and increasing the level of safety of ropeway passengers and skiers at slopes.

His knowledge, obtained through execution of conceptual studies of cable cars and his academic background, is used to create and develop new cable propelled transportation ideas in urban environment and execute rope-line calculations. Tomasz is native Polish speaker, who also speaks fluent English and conversational German.

Tino Imhäuser

Senior Consultant

tino@cablecarsolutions.com

Tino has 36-years of experience in the ropeway industry. He started his career as draftsman and apprentice and has worked several years for a ropeway manufacturer. During this time, he has experienced virtually all scopes of the cable car business, from the hands on job as technician up to designer, project manager and salesman. Tino has led research efforts to develop and implement cable car technologies for the urban and tourist market. At the moment he is involved in projects around the world with CCS, as Technical Specialist, acting as project engineer, commissioning expert or auditor as projects may require. Tino was the leader in the technical commissioning of more than 40 cable cars around the world. Tino is fluent in German and English, he speaks some French and Spanish.

Our associates

Gerd Buth

M. A. Business Development

gerd@cablecarsolutions.com

Gerd has over 40 years of experience as Electrical Engineer, most of them in the ropeway industry. He has been Technical Manager or Operations Manager / Assistant Manager in several ski resorts, but also in some on the most demanding urban cable cars, such as the 3S Ropeway system in Koblenz, Germany, and the Emirates Airline cable car in central London, UK, where he worked with Victor Costa (above) for 4 years. Gerd has been technical responsible for all sorts of cable cars, from state of the art installations to much older system and his input in the technical inspection of the installations on site is invaluable. Gerd speaks German, English, Norwegian and basic Hungarian.

Andrea Samen

M. A. Business Development

andrea@cablecarsolutions.com

Andrea Samen holds a B.A. in Economics from the American University of Beirut and an M.A. in International Relations from Webster University Vienna. She possesses excellent skills in multi-cultural communication, creative problem solving, project management, and business development. She has worked extensively in the consulting industry, implementing productivity and change management projects for an American company. Thereafter she led her own consultancy developing and producing innovative cultural projects. She was recently involved in residential development and public governance in the Near East, and is active in environmental sustainability and green space management. She is professionally proficient in German, English, French and Arabic and speaks some Spanish.

Our Partners

Gaugelhofer & Ganyecz is our partner for technical engineering calculations of unconventional cable car solutions

European Institute for Sustainable Transport is our partner in urban assessment and sustainable integration, demand studies and ridership calculation

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