Reggio Emelia, Italy — Italian amusement ride manufacturer IE Park continues to develop its product range at an impressive pace and is currently enjoying much success with its growing range of roller coasters.
IE Park produces roller coasters in four separate categories which cater for different age groups and operator requirements, namely Miniotto, Rolly, JR and Loop. Each category offers coasters featuring very different experiences, speeds, thrill levels and overall size and there are multiple products within each one.
The company has supplied roller coasters to locations throughout the world and during the past eight years has completed over 40 coaster projects. Among its most recent deliveries has been the Infiniti Mall loop coaster to a client in Mumbai, India, which opened in October 2011, while a JR40 coaster was opened in the Anatolium Mall in Ankara, Turkey in January.
Additionally, a Miniotto Cotroceni is due to open in Bucharest, Romania, in May this year and another loop coaster will open in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia in the autumn of 2012. Looking further ahead, more examples of coasters from the JR category are due for delivery to clients in Asia in 2013.
IE Park utilises the latest engineering technologies in all its production activities which in conjunction with flexibility, a large 10,000sq. m factory premises and competitive pricing ensures the company provides excellence in both the service it offers and the end product. Importantly there are also close synergies with IE Park Group sister companies, which provide key production skills such as precision works, pipe bending, NDT testing, design and innovative technologies, including magnetic brake systems. A young but experienced team of engineers and technicians ensures on-going development in all areas and a positive outlook for the future.
“During 2011 we installed more new equipment for use in our production facilites,” explained IE Park/SOLI Bumper Cars sales director Andrea Munari, “including aerial platforms, new TIG welding machines and a 30m high crane. We are enlarging our outdoor space at the factory to accommodate this equipment while we are also able to fully build-up coasters for pre-delivery testing.
“Additionally, we have upgraded the computers in the technical office and have a dedicated roller coaster division to support all production and after sales services. I believe all this activity really shows our commitment to this product line and to our clients.”
In relation to the Infiniti Mall installation in Mumbai, where the coaster was ordered by Amusement Services International (ASI), Managing Director Prakash Vivekanand said: “ASI was asked to supply the rides and design the FEC within the Infiniti Mall so I contacted IE Park to ask them to build the coaster for us. We have had very good experiences with previous coasters from IE Park and excellent service too, so I entrusted them to manufacture and install India’s first indoor looping coaster for this project. And they exceeded all our expectations.
“It is the star attraction and accounts for close to 40 per cent of the revenue from the FEC,” he continued. “We have also noted that it is not just the local people who are visiting, but also those from far and wide who are coming to the mall just to ride the coaster.”
Talking about the project in Turkey, Barish Abdulkhaliq, foreign trade manager of Tekay Luna Park which runs the Fun Land park at the Anatolium Mall, said: “The park opened in January and the roller coaster has been very well received by visitors. It is the largest and most popular ride in the park and we are very happy with it. We chose IE Park as the supplier of this attraction as we realised they would be the most appropriate company to work with. And they have been very good to deal with in all aspects of the supply and installation of the ride.”
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.iepark.com