At the traditional year-end celebration of the HTI group of companies, President Anton Seeber presented the record figures for the past financial year to around 700 employees in the presence of Governor Arno Kompatscher and Mobility Councilor Daniel Alfreider: The HTI balance sheet for 2022 shows the best figures in the company's history. The level reached in 2019 before the Corona crisis was exceeded by 247 million. HTI achieved sales of 1.3 billion euros in 2022. Investments in research and development grew along with the sales revenues. HTI President Anton Seeber: "We focus on growth based on four values: innovation, diversification, internationalization and sustainability!"
The South Tyrolean group is a global innovation leader in the areas of cable cars (Leitner, Poma, Bartholet and Agudio), snow groomers, tracked utility vehicles and vegetation management (Prinoth and Jarraff), snowmaking and dust extraction systems (Demaclenko and WLP), digitized ski area management (Skadii), wind energy ( Leitwind) and recently hydropower (Troyer). Almost 4,300 employees are currently working for the HTI group of companies - spread over 20 production sites, 84 subsidiaries and 144 sales and service points worldwide. Investments in research and development have reached an all-time high and now exceed the 35 million euro mark. A total of 28 million euros was spent on capital goods in the same period.
Behind the numbers is a proven strategy that Anton Seeber, who has headed the group of companies since 2016, puts it in a nutshell: "The result achieved is in line with the mission that determines our daily actions. It's about sustainable growth of our group. In order to ensure this, we have been following a path for years that is characterized by values such as innovation, diversification, internationalization and sustainability. We can rely on exceptional employees worldwide and an enormously strong team spirit".
The most recent acquisitions by the HTI group of companies, the US company Jarraff (tree cutting machines) and Bartholet (in the area of cable cars), have contributed to the strong growth. In addition, a record number of newly built cable cars in the USA in 2022 was an additional factor for the business result.
The year 2022 was marked by other significant events and projects.
From the inauguration of the longest urban cable car in Europe in Toulouse, to the realization of the second prototype of a hydrogen-powered snow groomer and the market launch of the first electric snow groomer, to important innovations in the field of energy efficiency in cable cars and in the field of snowmaking. With the new 250 and 500 kW wind turbines from Leitwind, the HTI Group offers a concrete solution to the requirement of renewable energy communities, namely to generate and distribute wind energy close to the consumer.
The group of companies is also focusing on the expansion of renewable energies at its own locations. With the operation of several photovoltaic systems with a potential annual production of 2,300 MWh at most European production sites, HTI is making far-sighted investments in the modernization of its own infrastructure. With the recent entry of Troyer into the HTI Group, the portfolio in the field of renewable energy has been rounded off. There was also news at Skadii: Energy savings and more efficiency can be guaranteed through new applications in the digital ski area management platform.
Looking ahead to 2023, three major ropeway projects are nearing completion: the second line of the Mexicable 2 in the state of Mexico City, the second line of the municipal ropeway in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and the second section of the Alpine Crossing “ from Zermatt (CH) to Cervinia (I) – a tricable gondola that crosses the Alps at the foot of the Matterhorn and will connect Switzerland to Italy 365 days a year.
As part of the year-end celebration, the company honored the long-serving employees and thanked them for their commitment.