Canaletas has been selected by the organization to provide water to thousands of traveling fans, installing water fountains in the parks closest to the stadiums.
Canaletas, a benchmark company in the manufacture of drinking water fountains with more than 55 years of experience, has left its mark at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by providing its services in up to five areas near the competition stadiums: a leading role that is set to reinforce its presence in Arab countries.
The Barcelona-based company has been selected by the organization to provide water to thousands of traveling fans, installing water coolers in the parks closest to the stadiums. It should be remembered that the date of the World Cup—traditionally in summer—had to be changed to adjust to the Qatari climate and avoid problems with overheating. The maximum temperature is currently around 30 degrees, and the minimum over 20 degrees: hence why ensuring a sufficient supply of water has been key when preparing for the arrival of hundreds of thousands of international fans.
Canaletas was selected among numerous European and American competing brands and the process involved subjecting its drinking water fountains to various tests and rigorously verifying its quality certificates. "The fact that Canaletas was chosen is proof of its good work and the high quality of its products," highlights Jordi Morera, head of Canaletas.
Specifically, the Canaletas water fountains are found in the vicinity of up to five different stadiums. The fan zone located in the vicinity of Stadium 974, where the fans of the different teams gather before and after the game, is one of the areas where the Canaletas water fountains are present. Fans from Argentina, France, Denmark or Mexico, among others, will pass through this area.
In addition to this fan zone, the company is also present in four other focal points of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Al Wakra park, very close to the Al Janoub stadium, is one of the places where Canaletas has supplied water dispensers. It also provided fountains for the parks of Al Thumana, Al Rayyan and Al Khor.
The Spanish team actually played at the Al Thumana stadium against Costa Rica and Germany at Al Bayt—formerly known as Al Khor, like the park. The latter, it should be remembered, is one of the epicenters of the World Cup in Qatar, as the opening ceremony of the championship was held there. Its external appearance, simulating the shape of a tent, has made both the stadium and its surroundings one of the most observed areas in the country.
Canaletas continues to be present internationally and participate in international events. Its water fountains are characterized by their robustness and long useful life, as well as for being suitable for mass use. It also has designs for elegant dispensers, with hands-free technology, which have led the company to strengthen exports while maintaining its position as a benchmark company in Spain.
"We look for those market opportunities that are right for us and we have worked intensely to offer new technologies, without forgetting the main goal of providing a safe and efficient service", Jordi Morera remarks.