WhiteWater West Industries Ltd. (WWI) and Thailand’s Vana Nava Company Limited have announced the creation of a new joint venture company: WhiteWater West Southeast Asia Co Ltd. (WW SEA).
WhiteWater West South East Asia Co. Ltd is a partner company of WhiteWater West Industries Ltd, who have been responsible for the attraction design and slide manufacturing for over 5, 000 waterpark projects around the world in over 35 years of business.
The newly created integrated services company is to be headed up by waterpark industry veteran, Chris Perry, who will oversee the strategic direction of the group, developing the brand and expanding its footprint throughout Southeast Asia.
Perry says, “I am excited to be leading WhiteWater West Southeast Asia Co., Ltd. as its CEO. I am impressed by the growth in the region and am looking forward to developing and operating truly world-class venues in the region. We have tremendous partners in Proud Real Estate and WhiteWater West Industries Ltd. and I am excited about the future!”
As the first joint venture of this kind in the international waterpark industry, WhiteWater West Southeast Asia will offer a fully integrated approach to the design, building and operation of future water parks across the Region.
“This new venture represents another chapter in our mission to stay at the forefront of innovation, and provide the industry with not only top quality products, but also a turnkey solution, professional expertise and a suite of services geared toward the success of our Client’s business initiatives, “ says Paul Chutter, Chief Business Development Officer of WhiteWater West Industries Ltd. (WWI).
Sean Hinton, President, Waterpark and Attractions Division for WWI, adds, “This is an incredible collaboration that will drive significant change in this industry.”
Vana Nava Company Limited is part of Thailand’s Proud Real Estate’s (PRE) portfolio. PRE is set to become one of Thailand’s leading mixed use leisure developers. WhiteWater supplied all the waterslide for the Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle waterpark in Thailand which opened in 2014.
Ms. Proudputh Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Vana Nava Company Limited and parent company Proud Real Estate, says, “We aim to create dynamic mixed use leisure destinations and unique family entertainment projects that will both delight and enrich the lives of people of all ages, and contribute to local communities across ASEAN. With Southeast Asia’s major growth in the Tourism and Leisure sectors, a rapidly expanding mid to upper middle class market, and an increased level of well-travelled, discerning consumers, WhiteWater West Southeast Asia will address the Region’s demand for exceptional leisure experiences with international quality and global safety standards.”
Header image (from left to right): Mr. Paul Chutter, Chief Business Development Officer, WhiteWater; Mr. Geoff Chutter, President & CEO, WhiteWater; Mr. Suwat Liptapanlop (center), Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand; Ms.Proudputh Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Proud Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Vana Nava Hua Hin Waterpark; Mr. Pasu Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Proud Real Estate Co., Ltd.