The Companhia Caminho Aéreo Pão de Açúcar (The Sugarloaf cable Car company), a privately-owned Brazilian company, was founded in 1909 by engineer Augusto Ferreira Ramos and a group of friends with a seed capital of 360 contos de réis (the Brazilian currency at the time). Augusto Ramos ran the Company from 1909 to 1934. He was replaced by businessman Carlos Pinto Monteiro, who managed the Company in the following 28 years.
Engineer Cristóvão Leite de Castro took over management of Companhia Caminho Aéreo Pão de Açúcar in 1962, and was Director-President until 1999. In 1994, his daughter, architect Maria Ercília Leite de Castro, replaced him as General Director of the Company and has managed the company to this date.
The mission of the Sugarloaf Cable Car Company is to safely and comfortably convey visitors to a world of enchantment, constantly investing in innovation to generate happy and unforgettable experiences while valuing the Brazilian culture.