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Arihant Water Park Equipment, a division of Arihant Industrial Corporation Ltd., has won the highly prestigious CII Design Award 2021 yet again for the second time in a row. This award was conferred for their newest installation – The Blizzard that made its grand entry at the GRS waterpark Mysore!

The CII Design Excellence Awards, acknowledge and celebrate Indian design and innovation. They strive to create new paradigms of design in India while promoting the unique amalgamation of traditional with contemporary design to encourage business continuity, industrial growth, and economic viability with long-term scope.
A grand jury, comprising 13 eminent personalities from the international design community,
including from Italy, USA, Turkey, UK adjourned Arihant’s “Blizzard” product as the
winning design over 20+ other shortlisted products in its category.

A waterslide that’s built for exhilaration, the Blizzard involves Straight, Zero gravity, and High G centrifugal twists to take the riders on a 180 – degree double-banked curved path creating an adrenaline rush as they reach the apex before making a high-speed splash in the pool.

A never-experienced-before ride path, the Blizzard combines two banked curved surfaces in opposite directions forming an “S” shape path. Riders on the float are launched through flume don’t o the first banked surface where they experience outward swing motion touching maximum speed followed by a zero-gravity point. Riders are then launched immediately in connecting banked surface which exerts outward force in opposite direction. Disorientation along the curvy path spikes the thrill and you come down filled with excitement even before you realize what the twist was!

The Blizzard, Arihant’s patented product, is India’s first compound motion slide for the world with upcoming installations in parks across the Middle East, India, and Europe.

With a dedicated in-house team that focuses on developing patented products in the attractions industry that are not just thrilling but also deliver optimized returns to park owners. The Innovations team at Arihant has many such exciting award-winning concepts to their name notable Thunderbay Series, Treasure Ship, Superflow, etc. and this award has added yet another cherry to the cake!



Arihant Water Park Equipment is India’s leading global manufacturer and designer of water slides and rides for waterparks, resorts, hotels, campgrounds & splash parks. With 750+projects across 60 countries, Arihant has created a mark in the industry in the last 3 decades by being the most preferred brand among waterparks. With 3500+ installations, Arihant has aimed at developing innovative products which offer superior ROI to the investor and continue to bring forth new slides that create happy moments for all.

Arihant’s Managing Director Accepts 2021 IAAPA Outstanding Service Award

Rajen Shah, the managing director of Arihant Water Park Equipment, received the 2021 IAAPA Outstanding Service Award at the IAAPA Expo held between 15-19th November.

His award was announced earlier this year in September; this was the ceremony where the IAAPA officially extended it to him, with the accompanying commendations and backstory.

In the online award show relayed through a live video stream, the award presenter described Mr. Shah’s extensive accomplishments in the global attractions industry, including his part in the IAAPA itself—where he has served as a member for 16 years, and whose board of directors he currently sits on.

His candidacy for this prestigious award was based on the hard-earned fruits of his 37-year career in the water park equipment industry, the highlights of which include establishing the first attractions industry manufacturing operation in India, and being the first Indian manufacturer to export attractions products globally.

Mr. Shah, responding to his award, mentioned that he was humbled by the recognition for his work, and briefly thanked the IAAPA for being instrumental in his continued success—for helping him create a significant network of business associates and friends in the global attractions industry.

He also thanked the Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI) for bringing him to recognition with the IAAPA. Giving credit for the award to his team in Arihant Industrial Corporation, he extolled their hard work, customer-centricity, and dedication to the industry’s cause of bringing joy to people all over the world in this time of stress and worry.

Rounding off his words of gratitude, he thanked his wife, Neeta Shah; daughter, Niral Shah; and son, Darpan Shah, for encouraging him on the long journey with the company. He closed his address with an encouragement to the global attractions industry, urging them to press on in their cause of spreading happiness, bonding families, and using ingenuity to reduce the tension and depression all over the world.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) represents more than 6,000 amusement and attractions industry members in more than 100 countries. Its annual IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida, is considered the world’s largest attractions trade show in terms of member attendance and exhibitors.

Arihant Extends Thanks to All Who Attended 2021 IAAPA Expo

Arihant Extends Thanks to All Who Attended 2021 IAAPA Expo

For those who are familiar with the global attractions industry, the IAAPA Expo is the biggest annual event in its calendar. Entrepreneurs, engineers, and investors from amusement parks, water parks, zoos, museums, and resorts—from all over the world—network at a common venue in the U.S. to further the cause of the business.

As a premier water park equipment supplier in India and the world, Arihant Water Park Equipment’s contingent was present at the recent 2021 IAAPA Expo held between 15-19th November 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Our company booth enjoyed sufficient interaction with visitors, clients, and other prominent networkers in the industry, and we even made new business connections for the coming year.

The people at Arihant Water Park Equipment are humbled by those of you who had the courtesy to approach our representatives at the venue, strengthening professional relationships with our company. We would love to extend our thanks to your continued interest in perpetuating our work, which is meant to spread community, fun, and happiness all over the world.

We are also proud to let you know that Rajen Shah, the managing director at our parent Arihant Industrial Corporation, won the 2021 IAAPA Outstanding Service Award at the expo this year. If you, as a client, have been with us on our journey through the last decade or so, you would know that the efforts and his Arihant team have furthered our cause across national borders. In the spirit of comradeship, we would also like to congratulate you, our clients, as it is through your belief in the business that we have won this award!

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.