Agudio was named after Tommaso Agudio, the engineer who established the company in 1861, and stands out in the cableway market for its expertise in manufacturing special transport systems by rope. Agudio today is a brand of LEITNER ropeways dedicated to material transportation systems on ropes and it is part of an international group together with Leitner Ropeways, Poma, Prinoth, Demaclenko and Leitwind. Agudio is a competence centre specialized in non-standard transportation systems on ropes, such as jig-back cableways, funiculars, material ropeways, inclined lifts, Flyingbelt conveyors and cablecranes for the construction of dams, bridges and viaducts. Over 60 branches all over the world, more than 3,000 employees and an annual turnover amounting to over 700 million euros.
Passion and Design
In the world of rope-hauled transport systems, few projects can be replicated because different material and working conditions require customized design and construction solutions.
In the Turin-based technical and operative headquarters, a team of engineers and assembly specialists work for the development of unconventional rope-hauled transport systems: ropeways, Flyingbelt, cable cranes, cableways and funicular hybrid systems for people and material transportation.
Today as yesterday Agudio, brand of Leitner ropeways, stands for reliability, sustainability and innovation. A brand, a name, a passion shared by all the engineers that have been working in Agudio for its 150 years of history and have developed patents and inventions regularly applied both to revamp existing systems and to implement new solutions.
As a result of the several projects successfully implemented, Agudio is considered a leading brand in the design and construction of ropeways and Flyingbelt for material transportation in difficult environmental conditions, the most cost-effective solution to reduce distances, overcome obstacles such as valleys and rivers, or fly over forests and protected areas with almost no environmental impact.
Agudio cable cranes have always been the most reliable and high-performing systems for the construction of dams and viaducts in poorly accessible areas, thus ensuring the optimal site management, with considerable advantages in terms of implementation costs and timing.
Passion for Excellence
The strength of a company consists in anticipating times, in predicting the market evolution before and better than the others, in taking care of one’s own Customers when addressing more and more complex and global challenges with confidence.
For all these reasons, AGUDIO is now part of the High Technology Industries (HTI) Group together with companies and brands, such as LEITNER ropeways, POMA, PRINOTH, LEITWIND, DEMACLENKO and MiniMetro. Over 60 branches all over the world, more than 3,000 employees and an annual turnover amounting to over 700 million euros. A Group based on solid values, such as technology, reliability and sustainability. In this context, AGUDIO preserves its own specific and distinctive identity linked with material transport systems, thus contributing with its team and expertise to enhance the Group’s leadership, project by project.
In 1994, the LEITNER group introduced a quality management system that complies fully with the international standard ISO 9001 and is certified by SQS. This quality management system includes continuous monitoring of our business processes. All internal processes are Customer-oriented and targeted at an enhanced product, from the development stage to after-sales Customer care. Continuous improvements in terms of products, Customer care and the working conditions of our employees, plus a strong focus on ecological awareness, have always been the goals of quality management of the LEITNER group. In terms of engineering, special attention is paid to the critical welding process, which is of great importance for the quality of the product. This process has received special certification pursuant to the international ISO standard 3834-2.
Numerous products and components have been certified to international and European standards and directives. Of greatest importance in this respect are the European Machinery Directive, the European Ropeway Directive and the European Steel Structure Directive. By achieving certification to OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety assessment Systems), LEITNER has gone well beyond the legal requirements and has introduced a system that will enable annual improvements in health and safety at work to be planned and implemented. Certification to ISO 14001 and OHSAS has transformed the management system into an Integrated Management System (IMS).
The Leitner organization and administrative model
On 20.10.2005, with updates in 2010 and 2013, LEITNER introduced its own organizational and administrative model in accordance with Italian Legislative Decree 231/01. This concerns the administrative liability of companies to avoid certain offenses and to reduce the risk of committing an offense.
The codes of conduct contained in the organizational and management model are supplemented by the Code of Ethics introduced by the company, creating a comprehensive volume of internal regulations designed to disseminate the culture of ethically correct conduct and transparency within the company.
EN1090 Execution of Steel Structures
During 2014, the production sites of LEITNER ropeways were certified according to the European steel construction standard EN 1090. This standard has been mandatory since July 2014 for all companies manufacturing components with load-bearing properties. This certification provides independent third-party confirmation of LEITNER ropeways' compliance with strict safety, quality and reliability requirements.
Transport by Rope Since 1861
Innovation, talent and reliability.
Values of a profoundly Italian story.
A story that starts in the same city and in the same year witnessing the transformation of Italy into a nation.
It is in Turin that engineer Tommaso Agudio, giving form and substance to his pioneering spirit, his visionary talent and his unique expertise in the mechanical field, founded Agudio in 1861.
A brand that still nowadays, as part of a multinational group operating in different sectors, not only maintains its vocation to design and manufacturing of special lifting systems for material transportation, but also the spirit of its founding father and the continuous longing for innovation, research and development, pillars that have allowed a typically Italian business to become an important international benchmark in the technology of rope-hauled transport systems.