September, 2019


Winner of Maclean's & Canadian Business Growth 500 - ORB™

ORB™ ranks as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Canadian Business


Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked ORB™ No. 162 on the annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca.

ORB made the 2019 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 556%.

“The companies on the 2019 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Beth Fraser, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”

“We’re so excited to be on the Growth 500 ranking,” says CEO and Founder Steve Kay. “This acknowledgement reflects the strength of our small but mighty team of employees and their dedication to our first to market approach.”

About ORB™
ORB™ is a toy company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia known for designing and manufacturing trending collectibles, crafts and compounds. ORB™ is best known for its brands including the award-winning Soft’n Slo Squishies™, ORB Slimi Café™, Morphimals™, Xtreme Glitterz™. ORB™ was founded 30 years ago by CEO Steve Kay with the Celestial ORB, a transforming hand-held wire widget, and has grown into a company with more than 25 brands sold in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit ORBToys.com and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

About the Growth 500
For over 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500 profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking, visit Growth500.ca.

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.