Constructing joy


We pride ourselves for having delivered over 38,000 meters of waterslides of many different types and sizes to more than 750 projects in 35 countries all over the world! The history of KANAB started in the early 1980’s with two brothers, Kjell and Göran Andersson, who were inspired by similar US installations.
The name KANAB seemed natural since “kana” is an abbreviation for slides in Swedish. KANAB waterslides were initially sold on the Swedish market, but when Sven Berglund and Jan-Erik Eriksson took over in 1985 with their company, Sweden Hydro Sport AB, the European expansion started and soon after the KANAB slides were sold internationally. In 1997, Malmsten AB became a main shareholder in Sweden Hydro Sport AB and contributed substantially to the further international expansion.

The KANAB name stands for the highest in quality. We aimed for control of our production line early, and in 1990 we bought our own factories for the manufacturing of fiberglass flumes and steel structures.

Our quest for superior quality has been augmented with the acquisition of in-house design capacity, our own installation team and an after-sales service department. We pride ourselves with long term customer relations and with our many regular and satisfied clients. Many distributors and clients have been with us since the 1980’s. As part of our own high quality standards and commitment to high safety standards, we have since the early 1990’s participated in the development of the European Norms for waterslides, the EN 1069.

We manufacture and install accordingly, independent of the geographic location of a project. Our aim is to continue to improve safety standards for our clients and to develop new, interesting and safe attractions. The life expectancy of a KANAB waterslide is impressive, and we might not always succeed in offering the lowest price but we know that in the long run, our clients can be assured that the KANAB slides will turn out to be the most price-worthy alternative for their particular needs.

Together with affiliated and associated companies, and as part of the Malmsten group of companies,, we can offer a wide range of services and products for waterparks and indoor water leisure centres, such as architectural design, construction drawings, water treatment equipment, water playground equipment, wave pool machinery and of course all kinds of waterslides. We aim to position ourselves in the very top as regards safety and quality.