Vortex Wins SHAPA Company of the Year Award

Published: April 27, 2017

DARLINGTON, UK – Vortex Global Ltd., a solids and bulk handling components company, has been recognized by Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA) as the 2017 Solids Handling Industry Company of the Year.

The award was presented on Tuesday, April 25, at the SHAPA AGM & Solids Handling Industry Awards Dinner, which was hosted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England. Other companies honoured on the evening include Russell Finex, who received the Solids Handling Industry Innovation Award, and Perry of Oakley Ltd., who accepted the Solids Handling Industry Export Award.

Entry to these awards was open to all UK-registered, SHAPA member and non-member companies and institutions operating in the solids handling and processing industry. In order to be considered for each award, companies must have demonstrated achievement, improved sales success, or deployment of industry best practices.

Vortex’s Company of the Year recognition is largely due to the company’s rapid growth in both size and sales. Although Vortex has experienced six consecutive years of growth in export markets, most notably, the company realised record growth of 44 per cent in 2016. Such growth was facilitated by the company’s expanding sales portfolio, which now includes more than 50 countries worldwide. In addition, Vortex loading solutions are the fastest growing portion of the portfolio, with Vortex loading equipment now installed on six continents.

“Vortex is grateful and honoured to have received this accolade from SHAPA,” said Travis Young, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Global Strategy at Vortex. “The award serves as a nice reminder to be thankful for all the hard work, dedication, and effort our employee group puts into making this company successful.”

Pictured (L to R): Julia Schaberg; Mark Schaberg, PE, Chief Engineer at Vortex; Travis Young, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Global Strategy at Vortex; Melanie Young; Julie Whitehead; Stewart Thompson, Managing Director at Staunton Rook

SHAPA has been the United Kingdom’s leading specialist Association for the solids handling and processing industry since its formation in 1981. SHAPA remains on the cutting edge of industry knowledge, keeping abreast of the latest dry bulk material research, product developments, and changing legislation across a wide range of solids and bulk handling technologies. Through regular meetings, guest speakers, awards, exhibitions and export assistance, SHAPA provides assistance and support to serve as an invaluable aid in promoting ideas and opportunities for business.


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