Vortex International Earns a Spot on the 2015 PROFIT 500

PROFIT Magazine Unveils 27th Annual List of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2015) - Canadian Business and PROFIT today announced that Vortex Aquatic Structures International (www.vortex-intl.com) made the 27th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

A manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, Vortex made the 2015 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 84%.

"The PROFIT 500 represents the highest tier of entrepreneurialism in Canada," says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. "They should be lauded for the positive economic contributions they've made to their communities -- and the entire country. They are examples of what can be accomplished with innovation, discipline and determination."

"This has been a great year for Vortex, and the PROFIT 500 is an important feather in our cap because it is based on performance and strong execution from our dedicated employees over the past five years," says Stephen Hamelin, President and CEO of Vortex. "Earlier in the year, our Water Journey™ aquatic play solution was recognized with a GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Award and we received a 2015 MVP Award from Aquatics International Magazine for our innovative Watermark product, an architectural installation that creates patterns and words by synchronizing lights and manipulating the flow of water."

Additionally Hamelin was named Finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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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, Michigan and Texas in the USA, Lyon and Paris in France, Valencia in Spain, Køge in Denmark 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 6,000 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™Water Journey™ and Watermark solutions, please visit the company's website at www.vortex-intl.com.

Contact Information:

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