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Kasai Canoe Slalom Center opens

The Kasai Canoe Slalom Center is the venue for the Canoe Slalom Competitions at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It was one of the first sports facilities to be officially opened in July 2019. To bring the canoeists and their equipment back to the elevated starting point, a special ride-on conveyor system is used. The 48 meter (157 foot) long and two meter (seven foot) wide boat conveyor was developed and produced by the Austrian conveyor specialist Sunkid.

CEO Emanuel Wohlfarter is proud about the company’s contribution to the 2020 Summer Games. “Of course,” he said, “we are very pleased to deliver a product for this special sport facility and so in a way contribute to the most prestigious sport event in the world.”

“It was very impressive to follow the development of the Canoe Slalom Center and we are now seeing a world-class venue where the world’s top paddlers will participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” added Jose Perurena, president of the International Canoe Federation (ICF), at the opening ceremony.

A major event like the Olympics guarantees worldwide attention. Therefore, it is not only organizational, but also the technical side to do everything to ensure a smooth flow. This fact probably has an important role to play in the decision to have built the ride-on conveyor system by Sunkid. With well over 3,500 installed systems in over 70 countries worldwide, the company is not only the world market leader, but also highly experienced in the implementation of particularly challenging projects. The modular ride-on conveyor with optional roofing allow lengths of up to 400 meters (1,312 feet) and more, can reach transport capacities of up to 6,000 people per hour, and its numerous options allow individual configuration for almost any customer requirement. These are just a few of the characteristics of the Sunkid ride-on conveyor, which today not only proves its high degree of flexibility in ski areas, but also in amusement and water parks, on golf courses, at trade fairs and events or as a supplement to other means of transport.

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