February 3 - Gebrüder Weiss has delivered 1,000 tonnes of ski lift components to Georgia's winter capital Bakuriani.

The equipment, manufactured by Doppelmayr Seilbahnen, was shipped from its facilities in Wolfurt (Austria) and Samara (Russia) to the Caucasus.

"In addition to the exact planning of the three different routes, the quick handling of the necessary Customs documents was crucial for the success of the project," said Alexander Kharlamov, country manager, Gebrüder Weiss Georgia.

The 3,500 km route from Austria via Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia took nine days to complete. "Our customers benefit from established transport routes and the great local know-how of our employees concerning infrastructure and laws in these regions."

Gebrüder Weiss also transported a helicopter from Vorarlberg, Austria to Tiflis along the same route, which is now being used for heli-skiing in the region.