(eap) According to a French news channel, the company Concept 1900, known for its traditional vintage carousels, was recently put into liquidation by the courts. The health crisis, the loss of the Russian market due to the war in Ukraine, rising material costs and management problems are said to have caused the loss of the company. The company’s 39 employees are hoping for a buyer so that this traditional enterprise can continue to exist.
Since 1982, the French company has been manufacturing its carousels in Saint-Gobain (Aisne), where all processes such as mechanical and electrical services, carpentry, sculpture, moulding, decoration and painting were carried out on some 10,000 square meters. The Concept 1900 carousels can be found in theme parks and FECs all over the world. This spring, a historic horse carousel opened in the Danish amusement park Fårup Sommerland. ■