Aurizon Ultrasonics named to Inc. 5000 list for second consecutive year
List recognizes America’s fastest-growing private companies
KIMBERLY, Wis. (Sept. 14, 2015) – Aurizon Ultrasonics has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America for the second straight year.
A manufacturer of high power ultrasonic processing equipment, Aurizon is number 3,102 on the list after debuting at number 4,412 in 2014. Over the past three years the company has experienced a 112% growth rate and last year reported revenue of $6.3 million.
“Making this list for a second year represents some great work by a dedicated group of employees,” said Greg Benrud, president. “We’ve worked hard to become a leader in ultrasonics. We not only offer a better product, but a better experience for our customers who are looking for an ultrasonic solution to their industrial process challenges.”
Aurizon’s has two primary technology platforms, their rotary systems for bonding and sealing materials, and their nozzle systems for enhancing the atomization of viscous liquids. In each case these systems use high-frequency mechanical vibrations to deliver energy to the materials they are processing. With the rotary technology, the vibrations cause materials, typically nonwovens or films, to heat and melt from the inside to join together without the need for heat or adhesives. This technology offers a variety of advantages, including faster processing speeds, better process control, and increased energy efficiency versus other conventional bonding and sealing methods. End use applications where this technology is common include high speed personal care product converting and sealing flexible packages containing food and other products. Aurizon’s ultrasonic nozzle technology utilizes high frequency vibrations to enhance or enable the atomization of highly viscous liquids. This technology can be applied across a broad range of market applications, including spraying/spray drying of foods, chemicals, and other end uses where improved atomization of viscous liquids can add value.
Aurizon Ultrasonics was created in 2009; however, its research team has been developing and expanding ultrasonic technology for more than 30 years with its origins dating back to the early 1980s as a technology team at Kimberly-Clark Corp.
The Inc. 5000 list is compiled by ranking each business’ percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of the starting calendar year, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31 of the last year measured. Revenue in the initial year must be at least $200,000, and revenue in the most recent year must be at least $2 million.
Aurizon is one of only five Northeast Wisconsin companies to make this year’s list. Fifty Wisconsin companies are among the top 5,000.