The Secretariat General is pleased to announce that POMA has made official its participation at the 2020 Africa-France Summit as a Solution Partner.

The Secretariat General is delighted to cooperate with POMA, whose involvement and expertise in the area of cable-driven transport align with the Summit’s inherent sustainable development aims.

With more than 80 years’ experience in the field of cable-driven transport, POMA has joined the network of partners of the Africa-France Summit. Operating in 90 countries, with the expertise of 1,600 employees all around the world, POMA has become one of the industry leaders by making cable-driven transport a technology of the future, as a sustainable and pleasant method.

POMA is committed to developing transport solutions that meet user, city and business needs, as well as fulfilling sustainable development requirements imposed by the rapid urbanization of the African continent.

OMA crafted a solid reputation from its capacity to design, produce, operate and maintain innovative transport solutions. These solutions are capable of overcoming the current and future challenges of sustainable development, in particular in African cities such as Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Cairo, where traffic jams weaken national economies every day.

As well as expertise, POMA’s specific approach is setting the standard on the African continent. Selling equipment is not enough:

We support skills development with the operators we work with. Our strength is our openness to all types of partnerships on a case-by-case basis, taking into account local needs.

Mehdi Caillis, Managing Director for Africa and the Middle East

POMA formed a joint venture in 2014 with the Algiers Metro Company (EMA) and the Algiers Urban and Suburban Transport Company (ETUSA). This win-win partnership led to the creation of the leading worldwide operator of cable-driven urban transport, in charge of the national network.

But POMA goes even further with customized financing solutions. Charlotte Riché, Project Finance Manager, explains:

“We help cities to structure the financing of our solutions with donors such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD, French Development Agency). We have committed to completing pilot projects with a number of African cities.”