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Martin & Vleminckx specializes in the construction and installation of rides of all sizes for amusement parks around the world

Amusements parks will have many rides while some are scary, some are real fun. There is always some sense of adventure we experience while playing rides. Waiting in line to your favorite roller coaster is one of the most nerve-wracking and electrifying things about being at the park.

We have Martin & Vleminckx with us who has expertise in constructing and installing rides of any size for amusement parks globally. Ghislain Martin and Alain Vleminckx initially worked as ride operators in the amusement park industry prior to becoming founders. Throughout the years, Martin & Vleminckx has added several professionals to its team whose expertise contributes greatly to making the company a leader of the amusement park industry in North America.

Today, Martin & Vleminckx serves an international clientele comprised of ride manufacturers and amusement parks. The company’s headquarters are located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). In addition to its administrative offices, Martin & Vleminckx has an office, warehouse, and manufacturing facility in Haines City, Florida. In March 2018, Martin & Vleminckx opened new facilities in China including a warehouse in Wuhan.

“Our company is committed to producing nothing less than top quality work. We have enjoyed a healthy and regular growth curve that has included many order renewals from prestigious clients. Twenty-five years after its inception, Martin & Vleminckx offers a wide range of services that includes delivery of Wood Coasters of all sizes and types, prefabrication, quality control, renovation plans, and construction and the installation of rides. Through its collaboration with the industry’s top engineers, Martin & Vleminckx is also able to offer design services.”

What Martin & Vleminckx is expert in?

Wooden Coasters

Martin & Vleminckx designs, manufactures and delivers innovative, one of a kind, traditional wooden roller coaster with state of the art trains. Recent wood coaster firsts include The High Five, Barrel Roll, and varying degrees of over banked turns. With more new elements currently under development, we can custom design a unique and tailor-made ride to fit your site and budget. Rugged terrain, flat surface, large or small, design and delivery anywhere in the world is our expertise.

Steel Coasters

A coaster with dual tracks and two sets of trains that are launched together and duel one another to the finish. This ride is manufactured by Preston & Barbieri and distributed exclusively by Martin & Vleminckx in the U.S.A. and Canada.

Ferris Wheels

The Ferris Wheel is as aesthetically pleasing as it is visually iconic for any park setting. Its slim metal structure provides riders a new way to see your park’s surroundings from up high. Today’s modern Ferris Wheel offers a variety of options and decorative themes to choose from. The Ferris Wheel has open cabins with seating for 6 passengers each providing a perfect viewing experience with comfort and high visibility. Different cabin configurations and lighting packages are available as well as both concrete foundation and steel base options depending on the model selected including classic open gondolas, balloon gondolas, round open gondolas or closed cabins. Different models are available with 12-27 cabins and ranging in height from 17.2m/57ft to 40m/131ft. These Ferris Wheels are manufactured by Fabbri Group and distributed exclusively by Martin & Vleminckx in the U.S.A. and Canada.

Projects undertaken

Wood Coaster Manufacturing: Martin & Vleminckx from beginning to end will take care of the enthralling roller coasters globally according to the budget, time and the specific needs.

Some of the projects Martin & Vleminckx were part of is: Wooden Coaster Manufacturing, Coaster Repair and Refurbishment, Attraction Installation, Ride Relocation and Consulting.

Greet the luminary: Alain Vleminckx, President

Mr. Vleminckx, one of the founders, who has worked at every job relative to the ride installation field, now has more than 45 years of experience and he holds the position of President.

“We have enjoyed a healthy and regular growth curve that has included many order renewals from prestigious clients.”

“Martin & Vleminckx  offers a wide range of services that includes, delivery of Wood Coasters of all sizes and types, prefabrication, quality control, renovation plans, and construction and the installation of rides.”