Park World is pleased to confirm that the Maurer portfolio of rollercoasters is to be marketed by a new entity called Maurer Rides GmbH as Maurer AG (formerly Maurer Söhne) concentrates its efforts on its structural protection systems division.
A statement from the Munich-based steel specialist reads as follows:
MAURER AG has decided to mainly focus its business activities on the division of Structural Protection Systems. However the MAURER portfolio of rollercoasters will continue to be brought to market by Maurer Rides GmbH. Mr. Jörg Beutler, one of the family shareholders of MAURER AG and 100% associate of Maurer Rides GmbH, will be in charge. MAURER AG will continue to proceed with the production of the rails and the vehicles.
MAURER AG with 1,000 employees worldwide is a leading company in the field of Structural Protection Systems and MAURER will further expand and develop in this area. Maurer Rides GmbH will act as an independent company in the amusement rides market with improved reaction times to customer and market requirements.
According to a company spokesperson, Maurer Rides GmbH currently has orders for four new rollercoasters and will continue to provide service, support and spare parts for all existing Maurer Söhne attractions. It is understood that not everyone that was with the former amusement division of Maurer has made the transfer to Maurer Rides GmbH.