Bruno Rixen invented cable based waterskiing in the 1960s. With his patented invention he created a new sport: Waterskiing without a boat. Since than Rixen Cableway has been developing and building waterski and wakeboard cableways for nearly 60 years. Our high quality products, consulting services, and innovative strength makes us unique.
With more than 300 Full-Size Cables and over 160 2-pylon systems, we made important contributions to boost wakeboarding and waterskiing worldwide. Bruno Rixen´s revolutionary invention of the cableway in the year 1961 made all this possible!
Millions of riders call Bruno Rixen: the cable god”.
In August 2018 Bruno Rixen decided to retire, since a perfect candidate for his succession was found. Dr. Richard Söhnchen, a passionate waterski fan bought the Rixen assets as part of an asset deal and integrated the assets in the newly founded Rixen Cableway GmbH. Besides Richard Söhnchen owns the Autision Group. A group of medium-sized companies in the field of automated inspection systems. Our group of legally independent companies supplies robotics, machine vision and optical measuring technology under a common umbrella. Our core area of expertise lies in the integration of Automation & vision, hence the name: Autision.Read more on IWWF (International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation).