Vortex International Makes the Growth 500 List for 4th Consecutive Year

Focus on offering innovative products, design services and local sales and support offices continues to fuel growth

Pointe-Claire, Quebec, CANADA


MONTRÉAL, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vortex Aquatic Structures International (www.vortex-intl.com) made the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies for the fourth consecutive year. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses based on five-year revenue growth.

The world leader in aquatic play solutions, Vortex reported a five-year revenue growth of 257%. Remarkably, the two-decade old company’s growth has increased each year since 2015, when the company posted 84% growth. Over the past five years, Vortex has invested in innovative products, design services, and infrastructure in order to create customer value. In addition, Vortex has redefined the conventional industry business model by investing in local sales and service offices and local account management personnel to ensure that new innovations are well communicated, understood and deployed.

“The companies on the 2018 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.” 

“Being ranked among Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies for the fourth consecutive year is a true testament to our employees’ and partners’ dedication, and our commitment to innovation,” says Stephen Hamelin, President and CEO of Vortex.

Vortex has continued to work in key sectors including retail, hotel and resorts, municipality, entertainment and campgrounds and in growing geographies. The company has seen strong growth in cruise ships, camping, resorts and amusement parks.

The company is committed to product innovation, which continues to win recognition via industry awards. Each year, Vortex launches new products and product lines, enabling Vortex to offer a comprehensive solution to clients in all key market segments.

About the Growth 500 
For 30 years, the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies has been Canada’s most respected and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking, visit Growth500.ca. 

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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®. With over 7,000 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.

Vortex is among the fastest-growing companies in Canada, making the prestigious Growth 500 list for the fourth consecutive year.

Vortex has won two International Design Awards in two Product Design categories, Gold in Leisure Games and Fun and a Silver in the Designs for Social Impact category for its Explora Collection. 

Since 2015, Vortex has won three Most Valuable Product awards by Aquatics International’s readers, industry peers and customers, including for the PrecisionRide™ waterslide series in 2018, Water Journey in 2016 and Watermark in 2015.

For more information on Vortex, please visit the company’s website at www.vortex-intl.com.

Media Contact:
Jessi-Lyna Wan
Marketing Coordinator
(514) 694.3868 ext. 303
jlwan@vortex-intl.com