Aqua Dynamics, one of the world’s most versatile action sports leader with a global market share of an average of 25% in the leisure sports sector, was recently recognized among Best Workplaces in Asia for 2021 under the Large Category list, exhibiting the high-trust workplace culture that encourages and inspires its people in Sri Lanka.
This was based on a survey carried out among over 3.3 million employees from across 16 countries, regarded as one of the largest surveys assessing a 360-degree employees experience in the region. The company was also among the 40 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka for the year.
Frank Ulmer – Managing Director, Aqua Dynamics commenting on this achievement said ‘We are incredibly proud to be recognized about the unique culture that we continuously strive to foster among our employees and within every aspect of our business. It is a philosophy that we live and breathe ever since we began our operations over 32 years ago.
Since its humble beginnings in the windsurfing sector, Aqua Dynamics has organically experienced an exponential growth in the past years, expanding its portfolio to now include kitesurfing, paragliding, sailing, tents, cutting, printing, and accessories.
The team at Aqua Dynamics is well diverse with employees from various ethnicities and backgrounds. The in-house training unit works together with all the departments to groom employees for various technical and professional skills and competencies, and today the company boasts an expansive range of skilled workmanship.
‘We embrace learning and knowledge-sharing in everything we do and have some of the best training and practices in both the industry and region. Wellbeing, inclusivity, and equity are well embedded in all our approach. This enables every employee to be heard, recognized, and feeling cared for, added Lalindra Fernando who started off as a Management Trainee at Aqua Dynamics since its inception to now being the General Manager.
Aqua Dynamics uses some of the latest cutting-edge technologies and manufacturing techniques blended in all its processes, with precision and quality at the heart of all of it. It uses over 100m of zipper per day on kitesurfing bags alone, and annually processes over 3 million metres of lines as well as more than 1.5 million running meters of sail, spinnaker, and bag cloth being used.
Founded in 1988 with a core team of 20 newly graduated locals, Aqua Dynamics today has over 1670 employees. The company is a key partner to top renowned customers across the world with a constant knack for quality, innovation, flexibility and future-proofing its strategies with a multidisciplinary technology-driven approach.