Martin & Vleminckx

Martin & Vleminckx is a roller coaster manufacturing and construction company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada[1] with an affiliated office and manufacturing facility in Haines City, Florida, United States, and two subsidiaries, including a warehouse, in China.

Martin & Vleminckx
Private
IndustryManufacturing
FounderGhislain Martin
Alain Vleminckx
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Number of employees
50
Websitemartin-vleminckx.com

HistoryEdit

Martin & Vleminckx was founded in 1984 by Ghislain Martin and Alain Vleminckx. The company has since expanded to feature a team of 50 staff.[2]

Martin & Vleminckx supplied the first wooden roller coaster to China in 2009. Martin & Vleminckx worked alongside government officials to develop regulations for Chinese wooden roller coasters, before Wooden Coaster - Fireball at Happy Valley Shanghai could be approved to open.[3] In the past decade, MArtin & Vleminckx has become the primary wooden roller coaster supplier in China.

ProjectsEdit

Martin & Vleminckx has erected roller coasters and other amusement rides manufactured by a variety of companies from around the world. Including: Bolliger & Mabillard,[4] Chance Morgan,[5] Hopkins Rides,[6][7] Intamin,[8] Maurer Söhne,[9] ProSlide Technology,[10] Vekoma,[11] Zamperla,[12] Martin & Vleminckx installed the two tallest roller coasters in the world; Kingda KA in New Jersey, and Top Thrill Dragster in Ohio. All roller coasters manufactured by Martin & Vleminckx were designed by The Gravity Group.

ManufacturingEdit

RebuildEdit

RetrackEdit

Martin & Vleminckx has retracked 19 coasters[31]

Roller coaster constructionEdit

Amusement ride constructionEdit

List of roller coastersEdit

As of 2019, Martin & Vleminckx has built 16 roller coasters around the world.[39]

Name Model Park Country Opened Status Ref
Coastersaurus Wood Support Structure Legoland Florida   United States 2004 Operating [13]
Boardwalk Bullet Wood Support Structure Kemah Boardwalk   United States 2007 Operating [14]
Wooden Coaster - Fireball Wood Support Structure Happy Valley Shanghai   China 2009 Operating [16]
Zippin Pippin Wood Support Structure Bay Beach Amusement Park   United States 2011 Operating [19]
Dauling Dragon Wood Support Structure Happy Valley Wuhan   China 2012 Operating [20]
Fjord Flying Dragon Wood Support Structure Happy Valley Tianjin   China 2013 Operating [21]
Time Travel Wood Support Structure Hot Go Park   China 2014 Operating [22]
Jungle Trailblazer Wood Support Structure Oriental Heritage Jinan   China 2015 Operating [23]
Jungle Trailblazer Wood Support Structure Fantawild Dreamland Zhengzhou   China 2015 Operating [24]
Jungle Trailblazer Wood Support Structure Oriental Heritage Wuhu   China 2015 Operating [25]
Jungle Trailblazer Wood Support Structure Oriental Heritage Ningbo   China 2016 Operating [26]
Jungle Trailblazer Wood Support Structure Fantawild Dreamland Zhuzhou   China 2016 Operating [27]
Jungle Trailblazer Wood Support Structure Oriental Heritage Xiamen   China 2017 Operating [28]
Jungle Trailblazer Wood Support Structure Fantawild Asian Legend   China 2018 Operating [29]
Leviathan Wood Support Structure Sea World   Australia 2020 Under construction [40]
Unknown Unknown Sunac Jinan   China 2021 Under construction [41]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Company History "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2014-02-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Our Team". Martin & Vleminckx. Archived from the original on 17 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Bolliger & Mabillard". Martin & Vleminckx. Archived from the original on 15 February 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Chance Morgan". Martin & Vleminckx. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  5. ^ "WhiteWater acquires Hopkins". Park World Magazine. 24 August 2012. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d "O.D. Hopkins". Martin & Vleminckx. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Intamin". Martin & Vleminckx. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Maurer Söhne". Martin & Vleminckx. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  9. ^ "ProSlide". Martin & Vleminckx. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Vekoma". Martin & Vleminckx. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  11. ^ a b c d e "Zamperla". Martin & Vleminckx. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  12. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Coastersaurus  (Legoland Florida)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  13. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Boardwalk Bullet  (Kemah Boardwalk)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Boardwalk Bullet debuts at Kemah". Park World Magazine. 23 October 2007. Archived from the original on 17 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  15. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Wooden Coaster - Fireball  (Happy Valley Shanghai)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  16. ^ a b "High Five!". Park World Magazine: 29. April 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Happy Valley Shanghai & Chengdu". Park World Magazine. 18 August 2009. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  18. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Zippin Pippin  (Bay Beach Amusement Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  19. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Dauling Dragon  (Happy Valley Wuhan)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  20. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Fjord Flying Dragon  (Happy Valley)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  21. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Time Travel  (Hot Go Park)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  22. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Jungle Trailblazer  (Oriental Heritage Jinan)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  23. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Jungle Trailblazer  (Fantawild Dreamland Zhengzhou)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  24. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Jungle Trailblazer  (Oriental Heritage Wuhu)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  25. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Jungle Trailblazer  (Oriental Heritage Ningbo)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  26. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Jungle Trailblazer  (Fantawild Dreamland Zhuzhou)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  27. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Jungle Trailblazer  (Oriental Heritage Xiamen)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  28. ^ a b Marden, Duane. "Jungle Trailblazer  (Fantawild Asian Legend)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  29. ^ "Zippin' Pippin' at Bay Beach". Park World Magazine. 4 April 2011. Archived from the original on 18 April 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  30. ^ "Coaster Repair & Refurbishment". Martin & Vleminckx. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  31. ^ Marden, Duane. "Arkansas Twister  (Magic Springs & Crystal Falls)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  32. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Crystal Beach)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  33. ^ Marden, Duane. "Comet  (Great Escape)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  34. ^ Marden, Duane. "Monstre  (La Ronde)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  35. ^ Marden, Duane. "Thundercoaster  (TusenFryd)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  36. ^ Marden, Duane. "Thunder Eagle  (Belle Island Village)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  37. ^ Marden, Duane. "Twisted Twins  (Kentucky Kingdom)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  38. ^ Martin & Vleminckx - rcdb.com
  39. ^ Marden, Duane. "Leviathan  (Sea World)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  40. ^ Marden, Duane. "Unknown  (Sunac Jinan)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 21 November 2013.

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