MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2014) - Vortex Aquatic Structures International (, a manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, has announced the opening of two new sales and customer service support offices based in the Paris and Lyon areas of France. The offices are open and operational immediately.

Overseen by General Manager, Gilbert Mathot, the offices are the first for Vortex in Europe. Six full-time employees will provide full sales, technical and customer support to customers based in France with an emphasis on design assistance and solutions development. A full installation team will also be available to provide turnkey solutions.

"We are excited by the evolution of Vortex's presence in France. We see lots of growth potential for Aquatic play and with this investment and commitment, Vortex will be poised to address this demand," said Mathot.

Mathot and his team bring a wealth of experience of the aquatic play market and Vortex solutions in particular, having previously headed up Pro Urba, a long-standing Vortex distributor. Collaboration between Vortex and Pro Urba will continue.

"Vortex has been present in France for more than 15 years," said Stephen Hamelin, president, Vortex International, "by opening country-specific offices we are able to better service our customers and respond to local market needs, including regulatory requirements."

The entire portfolio of innovative Vortex water play products and solutions, including Splashpad®, Poolplay®, Spraypoint™ and Water Journeys™, will be available through the French offices.

The new Vortex office locations and contact details are:

174, Ave Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
Fontenay S/bois, ILE 94120
Telephone: 33 06 87 18 41 70

2507, avenue de l'Europe
69140 Rillieux La Pape
Telephone: 33 04 78 08 02 16

Both offices are reachable by e-mail at:

About Vortex

Vortex Aquatic Structures international, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, was founded in 1995 with the introduction of the first Splashpad®. Vortex's use of the highest quality materials coupled with unique, inspiring design and state-of-the-art engineering, positioned the company as the world leader in aquatic play solutions.

In addition to its operations in Montreal, Vortex has regional sales and technical support offices in California, Florida, Michigan and Texas in the USA, Lyon and Paris in France, and Shanghai and Beijing in China. The company has a global marketing and distribution network supporting Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Latin America.

With over 5,000 installations worldwide, Vortex's mission is to lead the aquatic play industry by continuing to develop the most fun, innovative and safe products for families and children of all ages and abilities.

For more information on Vortex Splashpad®, Poolplay®, Spraypoint™ and Water Journeys™ solutions, please visit the company's website at

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Jason Broadhurst
Director of Marketing
(514) 694.3868 ext. 226