Since it was set-up, the Research & Development department has been the nerve center of the company. Work never ceases here on the optimization of existing solutions and the development of new solutions for snow generation. Every year a budget of some three million euro is invested in development.


In order to allow greater concentration on research work, TechnoAlpin has two centers of expertise: one for the development of the fan guns and one with a focus on the snow lances. Naturally the departments are engaged in constant dialogue, sharing their expertise and know-how.

Close collaboration is also encouraged with universities, institutes and specialized companies, both in relation to the individual snow guns and to the other components of the snow-making system. The only way to satisfy the increasing demands of the lift users and skiers is through constant new product development and optimization. In the winter months, the time is used for extensive testing. If the prototypes of the new snow guns or components are able to pass the rigorous tests then serial production can begin.