Doppelmayr and the body-maker and ropeway carrier manufacturer based in Oberweis in Upper Austria are no strangers to each other and can look back on long years of successful collaboration. In the past Carvatech products have made a successful contribution to many aerial tramways, funiculars and monocable gondolas supplied by Doppelmayr/Garaventa. With the acquisition, this collaboration is being taken to a new level. Both Carvatech and the Doppelmayr subsidiary CWA are to remain independent brands. For Carvatech, the move is also a positive solution to the question of the ownership succession.
Thomas Pichler, Executive Director at Doppelmayr Holding SE, says: “The presence of Carvatech and CWA under one umbrella consolidates the Group’s world-beating competence in carrier engineering and body-making. Carvatech is a profitable company that is ideally positioned in the market. We are convinced that the merger will be a strong stimulus and generate useful synergies for our business. We wish to thank Carvatech’s owners, Robert Vockenhuber and Reinhard Aschauer, for the confidence they have placed in us and extend a warm welcome to the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group to Christoph Spiesberger as the new managing director at Carvatech and his entire team.”
Robert Vockenhuber and Reinhard Aschauer, the owners of Carvatech, add: “We enjoy a long-standing business relationship and strong mutual trust with the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group. We have actively engaged with Doppelmayr in the last few months because we believe that pooling our strengths will be to our mutual benefit. In the context of the question of ownership succession, our priority has been to ensure the company is placed in good hands – in hands that deliver stability and success. We are firmly convinced that this goal has been achieved.”