Frey AG Stans

The biggest achievements always start with a vision

Frey AG Stans

Mankind has always had a desire to achieve the unthinkable and overcome unbeatable challenges. Making the mountains accessible with ropeway installations demonstrates the pioneering spirit of these visionaries.

The small group of experts who revolutionized the safety of mountain railways in the mid-1960s also had a vision: state-of-the-art technology should provide the safety and reliability that enables technology to transport people. This vision provided the foundation for Frey AG Stans, one of the world's leading companies in the planning and manufacturing of ropeway installation control systems and electrical drives.

Pioneering. Visionary. Competent.

The history of Frey AG Stans

Frey AG Stans founded by Fritz Frey

First mechanical position monitors with spindle inductor

First thyristor-fed DC drives

Mechanical position monitors superseded by electronic position monitors

First VISINFO visualization and information system

Certification according to ISO 9001 (quality management system)

First reversible aerial tramway with programmable safety controller (PSS) 

First reversible aerial tramway with frequency converter drive and PSS safety controller

Frey FUA AG founded with takeover of EAG Elektronik Apparatebau GmbH, Markt Schwaben, Germany

Takeover of Alptronic SA, Sion, Switzerland

50th anniversary of Frey AG Stans

Succession plan following sale of business to the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group

First uni-directional aerial ropeway with Connect control system in Switzerland


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Where safety and reliability underly the technology that serves people, organizational and administrative processes must also satisfy the most stringent requirements. Our management system has satisfied the requirements of international standard ISO 9001 for many years. In 2018, we also became certified according to ISO standard 9001:2015.