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Hayward Industries Overview

Elizabeth, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, with a significant presence in the commercial pool market that is continuously growing. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward ... Read more

Mission: For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to their customers’ needs and making sure they are implemented during the design and manufacturing process. The corporate goal ... Read more

Hayward Industries – Why Work For Us?

undefinedHayward Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs and markets the Totally Hayward® System, a complete line of state-of-the-art, energy efficient residential pool equipment including pumps, filters, heaters, heat pumps, cleaners, electronic control systems, electronic chlorinators, lighting, safety equipment, Hayward Flow Control products, industrial flow control valves and components, and white goods such as skimmers, main drains and other thermoplastic pool construction fittings.

With a sales organization stretching throughout the US, Canada and Europe, Hayward is able to work closely with its distributors and over 3,000 Totally Hayward Dealer Partners, to support millions of satisfied pool owners who use Hayward equipment. Hayward also markets its products in Asia, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East through its subsidiary, Hayward Meridian, Inc. (IMG/Meridian) via a network of Advantage distributors.

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undefinedFounded in 1925 by Irving M. Hayward and acquired in 1964 by Oscar Davis (controlling shareholder), the company has set the standard in innovation for over 40 years. Trademarked products like the AquaBug®, Navigator Pro®, Pool Vac XL™, NorthStar™, TriStar®, Super Pump®, Perflex®, Pro™ Series, SwimClear™, HeatPro®, and Phantom Turbo® top the list when it comes to the industry's most well-known, highly regarded pool equipment.

In the early 1990's, Hayward developed the concept of the pool equipment "bundle" to provide pool owners with all the benefits of sourcing their entire pool equipment system from one manufacturer. In 2008, Hayward introduced the Hayward Energy Solutions® line of products, which were designed to be just as good for the Earth and energy savings as they are for pool owners.

Today, through an ongoing effort to diversify products, grow organically and develop a worldwide presence, Hayward has built the largest installed base of residential swimming pool equipment in North America. For example, Hayward is at the forefront of manufacturing with thermoplastics, and is also a leading industrial plastics equipment manufacturer, offering a broad selection of engineered thermoplastic valves and specialty flow control products through its industrial division.

Hayward Plastics is managed separately from Hayward Pool Products because of the different markets served. However, Hayward combines many aspects of the business to achieve synergies in manufacturing, management, information systems and other corporate functions.

Hayward embraces operational excellence through Lean Sigma Manufacturing. The Lean journey increases capacity and serves the growth of the business, significant cost reductions, enhanced quality and improved customer service.

In an effort to work more efficiently and effectively with customers, Hayward embraces a "Customer Intimacy" strategy that focuses the company as a service oriented business, rather than a hardware centered organization.

Our primary focus is to develop deeper and broader relationships with customers by providing value-added services at every customer contact point. Simply stated, the success of Hayward Pool Products has been the result of strategic thinking, cutting-edge product innovations and unmatched customer service. In fact Hayward has just recently introduced its dedicated line of Commercial products and services - opening entirely new possibilities for growth.

Finally, Hayward remains dedicated to the development and progression of what it deems to be its greatest and most valuable resources - its employees. By providing professional development opportunities, employees are given the chance to increase their responsibility within the organization.

To this day, Hayward remains growth oriented in every aspect. Research and development are at the forefront of Hayward's short and long-term goals, while introducing industry-changing, energy-efficient products. Most importantly, Hayward will continue to seek out acquisition opportunities that enhance and expand product offerings, and strengthen global presence.


Hayward Industries is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial swimming pool equipment, with strong markets in the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Australia and over 60 other countries. Our success with innovative new products and new markets is creating opportunities for dynamic and challenging careers in a number of areas.

For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to customers’ needs and builds in innovation during the design and manufacturing process. The corporate goal is to become the around the world brand of choice for residential and commercial swimming pool and spa.

The company, which has built its brand on innovation, energy-efficiency, safety and reliability, includes such brands as OmniLogic®, EcoStar®, TriStar®, Super Pump®, ColorLogic®, CAT Controllers®, AquaRite® and Navigator® Pro.

We invite motivated professionals to share our vision of new growth and product innovation.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Hayward Industries (Nashville, TN) in June 2017.


    I had to interview with three people over the course of two days. The first day I interviewed with two people and it was two hours (1 hour 30min for one and 30 min for the other). The 2nd interview was an hour long. They were kind enough to let me come in at 6am so I would not have to miss another day of work.

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