The Giovanola Frères SA was until 2005 one of the most prominent roller coaster manufacturers in the world. The company in 1888 by Joseph Giovanola in Monthey, Switzerland, was founded was known for his rides, but also made other steel products such as gondolas with a eponymous terminal ( Giovanola terminal) ago. In May 2005, bankruptcy proceedings were opened against the Giovanola Frères SA. In the last years of operation Giovanola led by steel work for companies such as Intamin and Bolliger & Mabillard.

For your own roller coasters for example include the Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. An example of a gondola of Giovanola Frères SA is the built in 1969 Hannig cable car in Saas -Fee.