Vortex International Continues Manufacturing Expansion

Enhanced Manufacturing Capacity Enables More Complex and Innovative Designs to Delight and Inspire Customers

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2015) - Vortex Aquatic Structures International (www.vortex-intl.com), a manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, has completed the second phase of its manufacturing plant explanation that began last year.

Phase II adds advanced R&D technology, including the latest computer numerical control (CNC) machines, to continue to deliver unique, progressive, user-friendly and technology-driven products. The new technology doubles production capacity, both in terms of run-time and parts produced. For example, by deploying five-axis machines, Vortex will be able to design and produce bigger, more complex parts, particularly those with curved holes and better surface finishes -- vital for parts used in water parks -- to meet demand for boundary-pushing solutions.

With the additional machines, Vortex can assign production more strategically: for example, older machines will be used to produce smaller parts. Vortex plans to increase training and add new hires to keep up with increasing demands.

Phase I added nearly 20,000 square feet when it was completed in early 2015, including a 2400-square-foot testing pool so Vortex now tests more products at any given time, enabling the company to bring new products to market more quickly.

"We're continuing to invest in the expansion of our in-house production capabilities to drive new designs that couldn't have been produced a short time ago. With our new machines and expanded capability, we will be able to offer our customers unique designs that delight and inspire," said Stephen Hamelin, president, Vortex International.

Vortex has more than 6,000 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.

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™ and Elevations™, Spraypoint®, Water Journey™ and Watermark solutions, please visit the company's website at http://www.vortex-intl.com.

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Media Contact:
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(514) 694.3868 ext. 226