MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2014) - Vortex Aquatic Structures International (, a manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, has announced that it will expand its manufacturing plant.
Groundbreaking will be held Sept. 25. The expansion, adding nearly 20,000 square feet, represents a 44-percent increase when completed in early 2015.

Additionally, Vortex will purchase advanced R&D technology to continue to deliver unique, progressive, user-friendly and technology-driven products. Plans include a 2400-square-foot testing pool so Vortex can test more products at any given time, which will enable the company to bring new products to market more quickly.

"To take advantage of our global growth, we realized we needed further investment. Our goal for the expansion is to substantially increase our Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) to reduce order-to-delivery lead time while assuring the industry's highest quality control standards," said Stephen Hamelin, president, Vortex International. 

Vortex has more than 5,000 customers in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Latin America. The company manufacturers and ships all its products from its Montreal plant.

The company recently announced the opening of two offices in France, and has sales and support offices in the U.S. and China and experienced partners in other parts of the world.

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

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