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Maurer to leave industry (awaiting confirmation)

Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by Rick, 4th Jun 2016.

  1. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    IMaurer is said to have made the decision to leave the industry, according to Park World:

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    They haven't been getting a ton of new business, to be fair. Zamperla, Premier and perhaps more so, Gerstlauer have picked up a lot of potential orders for the company, so perhaps the market place is simply too crowded.

    If you don't know much about the firm, they're responsible for Spinball & Dragon's Fury, G-Force at Drayton, Flamingo Land's Wild Mouse which now operates at Pleasurewood Hills, which is the same model as Rattlesnake at Chessington.

    Not great rides, you might say - but some of the newer large scale stuff they have been doing with X-Car is pretty fun, including Shock and Rip, Ride, Rockit

    The company has a tenuous link to Anton Swartzkopf himself, having purchased Bayerische Hütten Stahl who fabricated a few of his later rides including Lisebergbanan, Jetline and the glorious Olympia Looping.

    Not confirmed, but Park World is usually fairly reliable - too reliable sometimes, outing stuff that parks and manufacturers aren't quite ready to disclose!
     
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    Well, the industry safety standards should rise at least. :p

    While it's a shame to see any company cease, I can't say this will be a massive loss to the world. Pretty much everything they offer, someone else does better. We'll always have Winjas to remember them by.
     
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    Well I imagine a lot of geeks will be happy if this is true :p

    Seriously though It is sad to see them stop making coasters if this is true. They weren't amazing but I always liked their spinning coasters. But as Slaphead says, someone else makes better versions of their models.
     
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    It's odd because they're building a new monorail Motorbike(?) coaster at Skyline park for later this season.
     
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    It's a big company outside of the coaster division, but I believe it's quite a large workforce for a fairly small output. I think it's harder to make money when you have your own steel fabricating facilities, B&M have the right model, it seems.
     
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