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Vortex shortlisted for SHAPA company of the year

April 11, 2017
By Vortex

April 11, 2017 - Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA) Company of the Year Award.

In order to be considered for the award, companies must demonstrate achievement, improved sales success, or deployment of industry best practices. Vortex was selected as a finalist for the award due to the company’s rapid growth in both company size and sales.

When Vortex first entered Europe in 2006, the company had only a handful of sales prospects and no prior sales history throughout the continent. With no real brand recognition, the company also struggled to establish high quality distribution channels. Despite this, Vortex assisted its customers by solving processing problems through excellent service and response, allowing the company to find its place in new markets. In the past year, Vortex Global Limited has relocated to a larger facility and has hired additional staff.

Although Vortex has experienced six consecutive years of growth in the United Kingdom and in export markets, the company realised record growth of 44 percent in 2016. Such growth was assisted by Vortex Global expanding its sales portfolio to now include more than 50 countries, including major orders secured in the UK, Germany and Vietnam. In addition, the company’s new Loading Solutions offerings are the fastest growing portion of the Vortex portfolio, with Vortex loading equipment now installed on six continents.

“We are very honoured to join Russell Finex and Vent-Tech as finalists for this award,” said Travis Young, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Global Strategy at Vortex. “SHAPA has been an invaluable resource for Vortex over the years and is an organisation that truly serves the solids processing industry.”


Entry to these awards is open to all UK-registered, SHAPA member and non-member companies and institutions operating in the solids handling and processing industry. The winner will be announced and presented at the SHAPA AGM & Solids Handling Industry Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. SHAPA will publicise the award and its winners on its web site, and further publish the information in relevant industry journals.

For almost 40 years, Vortex has provided quality slide gates, diverters, iris valves and loading spouts designed specifically for handling dry bulk solids in gravity, vacuum, dilute, or dense phase applications. Vortex valves and spouts are engineered for dependability, durability, easy maintenance, and offer proven solutions to material handling and process efficiency problems. With an in-house team of engineers, Vortex products can be completely customised for individual applications or special installations.

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