Vortex Aquatic Structures International celebrates opening of new headquarters

Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the global water play provider, opened its new Montréal headquarters at the end of 2019, allowing it to expand its manufacturing capabilities.

Vortex Aquatic Structures International relocated to larger offices in December 2019, in the same Montréal community of Pointe-Claire. This will allow the company to expand its manufacturing capabilities and to keep up with increasing demand for its products while maintaining lead times and quality.

The new facility is three times larger than the company’s previous headquarters, with more than 220,000 square feet of space.

Meeting high demand

This new location also features a design studio, as well as product testing labs, enabling the company to keep innovating. With this increased space, Vortex will design and produce larger and more complicated parts, in order to stay at the cutting edge of the industry.

The company is no stranger to innovation and creativity. It has been recognised by several key awards over the years, including several Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association, multiple International Design Awards (IDA) for its Water Journey and Explora collections, Most Valuable Product awards for PrecisionRide and Water Journey by Aquatics International’s readers, and many Best of Aquatics Supplier awards.

Creativity and sustainability

Office spaces at the new headquarters are designed with a spirit of collaboration and creativity in mind. Employees will also be able to enjoy an in-house fitness centre, which is part of future expansion plans. The location was previously in use as a car factory and has now been upgraded and monitored to introduce more sustainable and efficient systems.

With the move complete, Vortex is now looking ahead to its 25th anniversary later this year. The company has moved to larger premises four times since its President, Stephen Hamelin, founded it in 1995.

“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,” says Hamelin.

“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.”

Vortex won a World Waterpark Association Leading Edge Award in October 2019, awarded for its work on The Wave Coventry.