October 29th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

Zodiac

On February 2, 1909, the Zodiac brand was registered. In 1934, they launched a 2-seat inflatable kayak prototype. In 1936, they launched a second boat in the shape of a catamaran equipped with a sail. In 1937, Aéronavale—the French Naval Air Service—requested that Zodiac work with Pierre Debroutelle to develop an inflatable bomb and torpedo carriers. Dr. Alain Bombard crossed the Atlantic on a Zodiac boat in 1952 and in 1963 they developed the nautical market in France and the first boat show in Paris.

In 1996, Zodiac acquired Baracuda. Barracuda is a company that specializes in the design and manufacture of suction pool cleaners. They are located in North America, South Africa, Europe, and Australia. They celebrated their first century anniversary on December 22, 1996. The following years were spent acquiring Autoflug (life rafts and life jackets), Clearwater (salt-chlorination water treatment solutions), PSA (French manufacturer of pool heating systems), EVAC (environmentally friendly vacuum toilets and wastewater pools), Polaris, and many more. In February 2008, they acquired Jandy Pool Products, Inc. and in 2010, Zodiac Pool Care and Zodiac Pool Systems—formerly known and Jandy Pool Products—merge together to create one. They are an incredible company with an incredible history who constantly strive to improve the world.

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Zodiac