During the past financial year 2007/2008 Doppelmayr completed 144 ropeway projects around the globe and the number of employees worldwide increased by five percent to 2,605. In addition to Austria as the strongest single market, the European Alpine countries, North America and the emerging markets of Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe were key to this very good result. Projects were completed from Portland in the west of the USA to Kamchatka in the far east of Russia.
Doppelmayr also completed further ‘world firsts' to add to its long list. These include the first gondola lifts with seat heating in Ischgl and Zell am See, and the first gondola lift with sauna cabin in Finland.
A company statement concluded, "Despite the persistently high costs of raw materials, the continuing difficulties with the availability of bought-out parts and the fact that price and competitive pressure remains intense, Doppelmayr again expects to see satisfactory business development in the current financial year, even though the impact of the worldwide financial crisis on the real economy and the willingness to invest is difficult to predict."