Monday, December 4, 2023

wiegand.maelzer GmbH rebrands as wiegand.waterrides GmbH

After over 12 years of successful, international and cooperative development at wiegand.maelzer GmbH, Rainer Maelzer departed the company at the end of May 2019. 

With his extensive experience and professionalism, Rainer Maelzer succeeded in expanding the market position of wiegand.maelzer from a European manufacturer of waterslides to a global player. He contributed significantly to the development and expansion of some well-known European water parks, including the Therme Erding. In the past 5 years, wiegand.maelzer GmbH also established itself as one of the leading suppliers for cruise ships. Today, wiegand.maelzer GmbH has customers all over the world and is considered to be one of the most innovative companies in the waterpark industry, receiving four prestigious awards and the highly coveted Thea Award for the SlideWheel last year.

Longtime business partner and managing director Hendrik Wiegand has taken over the management. He is supported by the existing team and the authorized signatory Thomas Schmitt, who has 27 years of industry experience. Wiegand.waterrides GmbH is the new name of the company. At the IAAPA Expo Asia, the company showcased fresh designs and new innovative product ideas. 

For its customers, partners and service providers everything remains the same. The team of wiegand.waterrides GmbH is available at the same location, with the same service-oriented, professional and reliable, team members. The stainless steel and FRP products are still manufactured by the production company Josef Wiegand GmbH & Co.KG, and the same experienced project managers continue to be available for the projects. The goal is to deliver high quality products and to continue providing the accustomed exceptional services from the company’s team.  

In order to further advance the company’s success and better meet the demands of the market Wiegand.waterrides GmbH is planning to collaborate with WhiteWater West Industries Ltd. In April, the sale of the worldwide SlideWheel license to WhiteWater was finalized.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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