+27 41 516 0999 enquiries@vortexhydro.co.za

2001

  • Foundation of the company
  • Consulting and project management services
  • Employees: 1

2002-2004

  • Development and introduction of the “Turnkey Design and Manufacturing” concept within the Hydro Power Generation Industry
  • Manufacturing is outsourced to third parties
  • Employees: 5

2003

  • ISO 9001:2000 Certification
  • Extension of engineering services: Powerhouse piping design for small and large hydro projects.
  • Beginning of “In House” manufacturing and testing of the designed equipments
  • Adding 2500 sq. ft. of manufacturing floor
  • Employees: 9

2004-2005

  • Moving in the current facilities
  • Office space: 2,200 sq.ft.
  • Manufacturing space: 7,800 sq.ft.
  • Personnel increases in the engineering and manufacturing departments
  • Qualification of welding procedures to ASME standards
  • Employees: 14

2006-Today

  • Extension of our manufacturing space (+10,000 sq.ft.)
  • Office space: 3,200 sq.ft.
  • Manufacturing space: 25,000 sq.ft.
  • Controlled atmosphere paint room
  • Personnel increases in the engineering, manufacturing & sales departments
  • Employees: 20 +

2009-Today

  • Development and introduction of several innovative electro-hydraulic products dedicated to hydropower

February 2013

  • Voith acquires Vortex Hydro. Vortex Hydro will benefit from Voith’s global reach and 140 years of experience in the hydropower sector