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Arihant’s Managing Director  wins the 2021 IAAPA Outstanding Service Award

Arihant’s Managing Director wins the 2021 IAAPA Outstanding Service Award

Mumbai, September 3, 2021:

Mr. Rajen Shah, managing director of Indian water slide design and manufacturing company Arihant Industrial Corporation Ltd., was recently proclaimed winner of the 2021 IAAPA Outstanding Service Award.

The IAAPA Outstanding Service Award recognizes exemplary service to the global attractions industry in the form of entrepreneurial vigor, mentorship, subject matter expertise, and pioneering ability.

Rajen Shah is a dedicated attractions industry veteran whose spearheading of Arihant and its three businesses—Arihant Water Slides, ArihantPlay, and The Great Escape Water Park—spans more than four decades. He founded Arihant when the attractions industry was still nascent in the country. In 1982, ArihantPlay became the first organized children’s playground equipment company in India. In 1991, Arihant became the first water slide company in India and In 1995 he started the region’s first water park..

Rajenhas also served on various committees, at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)where he was also a board member for 3 years.He has been one of the pioneers of the Indian amusement industry, and was also the founding member of IAAPI (Indian Association of Amusement Parks & Industries), where he served in different capacities for 20 years. Apart from this – He has also served in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Family Business Network (FBN), and Jain International Trade Organization (JITO).

As a pioneer, his farsighted goals diversified Arihant’s range to over 100 products in the water park and playground equipment industries. Rajenalso kickstarted the practice of corporate social responsibility for the education of the underprivileged even before it became mandatory for companies in India.

The 2021 IAAPA Awards are going to be held during the IAAPA Expo, Orlando, Florida. The event annually recognizes excellence in the global attractions industry by acknowledging its significant contributors, members, and patrons.


Arihant Water Slides Moves into a Bigger And Contemporary Designed Office!

Arihant Water Slides Moves into a Bigger And Contemporary Designed Office!

Arihant Water Park Equipment, a leading Global supplier in water slides, has relocated its head office to Mumbai Metropolitan region keeping in mind its global aspiration and accessibility for its International customers.

To meet the global requirements in innovative water slides design and high skilled engineering, a work environment which promotes creative thinking through collaboration was proposed. Thus, the new office’s innovative space was required to be as interactive as possible, addressing a younger, modern culture. The new office is designed keeping employees at the core of its space design. It includes an open floor design that ensures seamless flow of ideas amongst the team.

The company’s Managing Director, Mr. Rajen Shah, is pleased with this development and quoted, “Arihant has always been at the forefront of developing innovative products keeping the customer’s requirement in mind. The new creative office environment will help Arihant attract quality talent, improve knowledge sharing, built an open culture, thereby improving the time and the quality of service to the customers. This will give an impetus to further the purpose of our existence i.e. “Arihant Exists To Create Happy Moments”

About Arihant Water Park Equipment

Based in Mumbai, Arihant Water Park Equipment is a division of Arihant was established in the year 1978. With 650+ projects in 60 countries, they have made a global mark in designing and manufacturing water slides and water play structures with immersive experiences built upon the concepts of imaginative play and storytelling. Arihant Water Park Equipment is an ISO 9001:2015 TUV certified company, having demonstrated the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Sri Lanka’s Largest Waterpark Set to Open with all Arihant Attractions

Sri Lanka’s Largest Waterpark Set to Open with all Arihant Attractions

David Pieris Group – Srilanka’s multi-business conglomerate which also operates Asia’s finest Go Karting track wanted to expand its leisure portfolio with an addition of a water park of global standards. The David Pieris and the Arihant team took up the challenge to design a differentiated water park with some highly customized experiences.

The investor placed their complete trust in Arihant’s expertise to bring their vision to reality. The outcome of this highly engaging brief was a park with 12 exhilarating water attractions to resonate with the David Pieris motor group’s brand personality. The project also features a bespoke themed Water Play Structure with the world’s first – Go Kart Theme. This Theme takes inspiration from the race tracks and embodies interactive themed elements associated with the sport like the race track, speed cars, flags etc.

Arihant Water Park Equipment Wins the Prestigious CII Award 2020

Arihant Water Park Equipment Wins the Prestigious CII Award 2020

Arihant Water Park Equipment recently won the 2020 CII Award, the 10th edition of these awards organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

The event was themed on “Atmanirbhar Bharat,” the government initiative of a self-sufficient India. It is a theme that utilizes design, research, and development to encourage industrial growth and long-term economic viability in the nation.

A grand jury, comprising 16 eminent personalities from the international design community, picked Arihant’s “Treasure Ship” product as the winning design over 20+ other shortlisted products in its category. The “Treasure Ship Attraction” was conceptualized as a move away from conventional “Water Play Systems.”

The idea was to create an unconventional product that engaged consumers with an immersive experience themed on storytelling. After deep customer research, a modular pirate ship was seen as a theme that could increase ROI for the investors, such as real estate developers, park owners, and hotels.

Apart from its primary function as a water play structure, the Treasure Ship has multi-use capabilities. Boasting over 50 water features, the product can function as a “mini water park” in itself, and produces a unique branding and merchandizing opportunity for the park owner.

Commenting on the award, Kalpesh Mistry, the Head of Innovation at Arihant, emphasized its self-sufficiency.

“We are extremely humbled to win this award. Traditionally, water play structures are designed with a ‘Engineering first, Theme second’ approach. We designed this product with a ‘Theme first, Engineering second’ approach. We wanted to come up with a revolutionary concept that was highly immersive, retaining consumers even outside normal play activities, to increase ROI. So, we created this “mini water park” that can do so much more for the park owners. This is the future of water play structures in India and the world.”

Kuwait’s largest water Park set to open with All Arihant Attractions!

Kuwait’s largest water Park set to open with All Arihant Attractions!

Kuwait’s one of the most successful leisure and entertainment groups have joined hands with Arihant Waterpark Equipment for their expansion project to build the largest aqua park in Kuwait. The Entertainment conglomerate owns and operates premium leisure assets including Aqua Park, Dino Adventures, Cartoon Network World, Casper Scare School, Discovery and Happy Land in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company has well over 2 million visitors annually spread across 16 locations in the State of Kuwait & beyond.

Interestingly, Arihant and the investor had associated 12 years ago for their existing aqua park. The alliance has stayed strong all these years given the trust that the investor lays on Arihant’s product performance, quality , technical expertise and after sales service.

The new park is spread across 16 acres with a capacity of handling upto 6000 guests per day. With careful master planning and optimization of passive and active attractions, this upcoming park is one to watch out for. The park will host the first Blizzard slide in the Middle East region. Blizzard waterslide is Arihant’s proprietary attraction that takes its inspiration from the patterns and forces of Yin and Yang to give riders a never-experienced before ride path.

Apart from Blizzard, the park will also host a humongous themed play structure with 8 slides  & interactive water features that are designed specifically for kids & families. Other key attractions planned for the park include a thrilling 6 lane Spider Slide for the adventure lovers, 4-seater signature thrill rides from a whopping 6 stories high, and country’s first Bowl N Bowl raft slide.

Arihant Launches the Blizzard Raft Slide!

Arihant Launches the Blizzard Raft Slide!

Arihant’s Innovation Lab has launched a Raft Slide Experience like no other. Through careful study of all water slide experiences, the team has launched its ‘Patent Pending’ Product Blizzard.

The product amplifies the experience that is available currently, by creating a unique high G slide motions that give the user longer travel path & higher unpredictability in ride paths than current market offerings!

One of its kind, the Blizzard is a thrilling slide which enchants the crowd with its unique swirl and swing motion. A perfect slide to enthrall the daredevils, this visually exciting ride accommodates 2 riders in a raft and takes guests to an exhilarating speed. At a top speed of 14m/sec or 50 km/hour, this slide lets you experience how fun a Raft waterslide can truly be!

The attraction is currently being installed at 2 leading regional waterparks in India and Kuwait.

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