Vortex Aquatic Structures International, a world leader in the manufacture of water attractions, has relocated to larger offices in the same area of Montreal the company’s former headquarters were located.
The new facility comprises of more than 220,000 sq. ft. of space, three times larger than its prior location. The larger premises are designed to cater for the growing global demand for Vortex’s products, while maintaining the quality of their products and lead times. As well as relocating its headquarters, Vortex is expanding its team to keep up with increasing demand.
In line with the company’s culture of innovation, the new facility boasts a state-of-the-art design studio and product testing labs, enabling Vortex to design and manufacture more complex products to meet the growing demand from waterparks for boundary-pushing solutions. With sustainability at the heart of the company’s ethos, the new facilities have been renovated to a high energy efficient standard.
Vortex’s bold vision and pioneering vision has seen the company win multiple industry awards, including a number of Leading Edge Awards from the World Waterpark Association and several International Design Awards (IDA) for its Water Journey and Explora collections, among others.
The relocation comes at the same time Vortex prepares to celebrate 25th anniversary in 2020. Stephen Hamelin, president of Vortex International who launched the organisation in 1995, commented on the new headquarters: “Our new facility will help us expand our capabilities in all facets of our business including manufacturing, R&D and sales. We are investing in new equipment, technology and our people to prepare the organization for the next 25 years.
“This new location allows us to remain in Montreal, the city where we started and a place with an abundance of talented people in many disciplines. These talents have been one of the key contributors to our success over the years. We are also proud to have transformed a classic, 50-year-old industrial property into a modern state-of-the-art facility,” Hamelin added.