and former managers of the company Huss Maschinenfabrik in Bremen,
Hans Karl von Winterfeld and Michael Pledl, founded the company
GAMBIT LEISURE GMBH in 1999.
For everyone in the leisure business, both names are practically synonymous
with the many years of success of Huss Maschinenfabrik and the pioneering
Huss product itself during their period of management.
Von Winterfeld is known as one of the truly first-class connoisseurs
of the European fairground and amusement rides business. His success
and almost 25 years of experience in this business have resulted in
personal contacts with many European theme parks and show and amusement
Michael Pledl has been in this business for nearly 27 years. Well-known
in the trade both in Germany and abroad, he was a founder member and
for 12 years also the Chairman of the VDV (the Association of German
Amusement Ride Manufacturers). For many years he was a member of the
show committees of Interschau, he is a member of the Advisory Board
of the London Park Show (ATEI), he was the representative of this
industry in the Working Committee Temporary Structures
as well as a member of the Booth Allocation Committee of the IAAPA,
he is one of the representatives for the industry on the M+S Committee
of the IAAPA and served on their Board of Directors for four years.
All this is supplemented by many other activities, offices and appointments.
PREMIER RIDES is without doubt the most innovative American producer
of roller coasters and water coasters. Coasters such as MR. FREEZE,
THE MAD COBRA, OUTER LIMITS and the LIQUID COASTER are signs of the
times as well as signposts for the latest in coaster engineering with
the most up-to-date drive technology, such as for example the LIM
drive (inductive linear motors).
GAMBIT LEISURE is the representative of BOB'S SPACE RACERS
and SKEE BALL, the world market leaders for the so-called Watergames,
Racegames, Arcade and Midway games
and other non-gambling games (games of skill) in Europe and in certain
other regions of the world.
For CAMBER ENTERTAINMENT, the most active company among the European
manufacturers of simulators, GAMBIT LEISURE contributes its
good customer relations in selected European markets - a highly promising
connection with world-class products from the simulators industry.
With EMT (Elektromobil Technik), also a world market leader for coin-operated
entertainment machines for children and for machines and concepts
for Urban Entertainment Centers, an alliance exists in
the fields of marketing, planning and consulting for the EMT products
and concepts among different groups of customers, market segments
and areas of the world.
INTERACTIVE RIDES is a young company from the USA that already has
wide experience in tower rides and that instantly catches attention
with innovative solutions for technology and capacity in pneumatically
operated amusement rides. We represent this company world-wide.
SUNSTRUCK, also from the USA, offers the most modern maintenance solutions
for amusement rides. Maintenance systems are created for every application
using the most advanced technology.
FANTASY ENTERTAINMENT is the world market leader among other things
in the development of photo, sticker and portrait studios. In the
leisure industry the company is well-known for products with sensational
sales figures in the photo sector.
SCS INTERACTIVE has revolutionised the world of active water and dry
games. The company is quite simply the benchmark for interactive games.
Last but not least, GAMBIT LEISURE markets exclusively for
the leisure sector the sensational new CREATIVE COLOUR CONCEPTS, a
transfer print product which captivates by virtue of its quality,
value for money and brilliance of colour. This new process makes it
possible for leisure businesses of all sizes to design their own,
individual advertising and promotion on merchandise articles in a
quality hitherto unknown.
In the services sector, GAMBIT LEISURE is the specialist and
the contact partner of the leisure industry when it is a question
of sales of business enterprises (spin-offs, stake acquisitions) and
strategic purchases of enterprises. Long experience in amalgamations
& acquisitions (sales, stake acquisitions, mergers, alliances
and takeovers) in the leisure sector as well as setting up contacts
and co-operations in this field with internationally well-known enterprises
distinguish GAMBIT LEISURE and make the company a No. 1 address.
Consulting in connection with mobile leisure facilities (amusement
rides) as well as the purchase and sales of such facilities are further
important fields of activity. Here, special importance is attached
to the quality of the traded products, as for many customers trade
in secondhand amusement rides is today still a matter not entirely
without risk. The professional appraisal of the value of amusement
rides numbers among the services offered.
The acquisition of shares in companies is just as much part of the
GAMBIT LEISURE business activities as the short, medium and
long-term renting or leasing out of rides and equipment.
A further focus of the companys activities is consulting and
active support and follow-up of large-scale projects in the leisure
industry world-wide. In such cases, besides the familiar consulting
activities, in particular personnel recruitment for new projects is
an important aspect of the service package offered.
Today GAMBIT LEISURE is the top address for all enterprises
who wish to profit from the state of the art in technology and quality,
or who wish to change their organisation for any reason whatever.