Fatzer — Time-tested Wire Rope Experts


(Sponsored Content) For generations, FATZER has been a leading producer of high-quality ropes for a wide variety of uses. Beginning in 1836 as a rope-making factory in Romanshorn, Switzerland, FATZER has grown to become a trusted source of steel wire ropes for ropeways, rope structures, winches, and other industrial uses. FATZER’s products are found everywhere, from the Mi Teleferico urban ropeway in La Paz, Bolivia to the structural ropes supporting the FIFA-ready roof of Maracanã Stadium in Rio to Overland coal and the track ropes for conveyor belt systems in Australia and South America.

By manufacturing one of the most important elements of numerous ropeway projects, FATZER continues to serve the cable car industry by providing custom solutions and exceptional quality. In 2012, the company moved its production into a brand new purpose-built facility with state-of-the-art equipment.

To find out more about FATZER’s products and services click here.


E6 Halogaland Bridge
Norway’s longest suspension bridge, the 1,533m long Hålogaland Bridge in Narkvid is built with FATZER’s HDPE Sheathed Full Locked Coil Rope Assemblies. Read more here.


Dafne Schippers Bridge
The Dafne Schippers Bridge in Utrecht placed their trust in FATZER to provide the ropes, hanger rope clamps & expertise to build the new river crossing. Read more here.


Longest Pedestrian Bridge
The 483m long Titan RT pedestrian bridge in Northern Germany uses four full locked coil ropes produced by FATZER. Read more here.


Zugspitze Ropeway
FATZER produced 5.56 million meters of steel wire for the record-setting Zugspitze ropeway that connects to Germany’s highest peak. Read more here.


World Cup 2018
Volgograd Stadium, a 46,000 spectator sports venue constructed for World CUP 2018, will be built using FATZER’s full locked coil ropes. Read more here.


New State-of-Art Rope Production Facility
Fatzer’s 16,000sqm production site features the world’s fastest rope test cableway (18m/s) & can handle 15,000 tonnes of steel wire rope each year. Read more here.

MI Testing Device

New MI Testing Device
Fatzer’s new MI testing device can detect wire breaks and measure rope replacement status to help increase cable car safety and availability. Learn more.

Rope Transport

How to Transport Tons of Rope Worldwide
What planning goes into moving 752m of rope from a plant in Switzerland 9,000km away to Korea? And why did it start with a 600km drive to Austria? Learn more about the logistics of transporting a large spool of rope here.

Stabilo Rope

The Difference in Stabilo Ropes
If you were building a tram in your city, you’d want to know all about the track. This article explains the benefits, science and technology behind the STABILO rope, starting at the core. Read more here.


Performa-DT Rope and the Urban Market
Designed right, ropeway technology makes an excellent complement to urban transit. In this article, we’d like to look at which rope could suit crowded cities best. Read more here.

Watch Out For Legacy Expenses
A rope not properly matched to the system costs time and money. It must be replaced more often, costing the system days. And that’s just the start. Learn how to choose the right rope here.

Sound of Silence Overhead in Cities
Fatzer’s new PERFORMA-DT stranded rope is making waves but not noise in city transport systems around the world. This cable’s smooth surface creates almost no vibrations across rollers & sheaves. Read more here.

The materials on this page and the associated links are a paid advertisement. The Gondola Project (including its parent companies and its team of writers and contributors) does not explicitly or implicitly endorse third parties in exchange for advertising. Advertising does not influence editorial content, products, or services offered on The Gondola Project.