Unique Technology Expertise

The Doppelmayr /Garaventa Group iss the incomparable leader in cable transport technology having thousands of installations worldwide. Their portfolio of products is extensive and we invite you to explore them at http://www.doppelmayr.com/

There are few key technologies which are revolutionising the materials transport business like this RopeCon system.
As Doppelmayr Transport Technology's Southern Africa's representative,  we highlight  the technology on this page and welcome your inquiries.

Ropecon Conveyor System


The Ropecon system is a continuous conveyor for all types of bulk material. The systems can be short as well as extremely long distances of up to 20 km in one section. The track ropes are the supporting elements and the ropes run over towers in a similar way to a ropeway and are anchored at the ends. A conveyor belt with corrugated side walls runs on wheels on the ropes. The distance between two towers can be up to 800 m. This system can be built to cross over impassable terrain, rivers, motorways and buildings with out any difficulty.
The maximum span on an operating system is 1,200 metres in Mexico.


The Ropecon system has several distinct advantages over traditional systems:
  • Capacities of up to 10 000 tons per hour
  • Low power requirements, hence lower operating & maintenance costs
  • Proven technology with operating systems
  • Ecology friendly with low impact on the area
  • Improved Safety regime
  • High availability of the operating system
  • Minimal constructional measures and in an ecologically acceptable way.
  • Custom-made solutions to every transport problem.
The first three RopeCon units to be installed in South Africa are in manufacture and the foundation work for the first unit is in progress. Installation is planned to start in late 2018.

For a list of successful projects and more information about RopeCon worldwide, please visit this page.


Cableways and Ropeways for Bulk materials and Unit load transfers


Doppelmayr is the technology leader in the field of Rope-ways and is distinguished by top - class product quality and safety standards. Material Ropeway systems can transport up to 1500 tons/hour or single loads of up to 40 tons even in rough and difficult terrain and have only a very minimal impact on the environment. Spans of up to 1,500 m and gradients of 90 % can be surmounted without any problem.

The Ropeway system provides an alternative for Unit Material handling - such as containers, cars etc.  These systems are purpose designed but provide a significantly reduced foot-print and interface with other surrounding infrastructure.

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Cableways and Ropeways for People Transport - in urban areas and tourism


People transport using cable-supported systems have been used worldwide for centuries.  Doppelmayr and Garaventa have developed over 100 years to be the technology experts with a world-wide reputation for top class products,  quality and safety standards. Their portfolio of over 14,400 installations covers a range of sizes and capacities, different systems and cable configurations all adapted to the Client needs. 

The uses of cable ways include Tourism, Construction access and access to isolated points such as lookout points, fire watch stations & light houses.


Projects within South African include the Table Mountain Cableway upgrade to further enhance it's status as an experience of a lifetime. Garaventa designed and supplied the unit on the Moses Madiba Stadium in Durban as part of the 2010 World Cup developments. The Euphoria Golf Estate cableway is a REM  turnkey project with the technology, design and installation all provided by Doppelmayr.

Cable Cranes, Lifting Systems, Skytrucks and Parallel Cranes


Cable systems have been used as temporary and permanent transport systems for thousands of years. 
With the support of Swiss Company Engineers and Contractors, REM is able to design, supply and construct Cable Systems for use in Construction, Safety Systems, Access ways, Material transfer and People transport. 
Cable Systems are simple to operate in remote areas and are ideal for crossing ravines, rivers, up and steep hills or cliffs. Common examples include:
  • Bridge and Dam Building - across and into a site - over rivers and gorges etc
  • Logging, log handling

Car Parking / Warehousing Systems


LTW has developed systems for warehousing and storage management, pallets and handling systems for use throughout the world – from parcels to vehicles. ( www.LTW.at )
  • Saving real estate, 
  • Floor space and time,
  • Providing safe & secure facilities
  • Protection from weather

LTW Parking Systems