On July 31, 2014 Comwest Enterprise Corp. changed its name to Unisync Corp. The name change is intended to provide a name and identity that better reflects the national base of its underlying businesses, which includes its 90% limited partnership interest in Peerless Garments LP (“Peerless”) based in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the newly acquired Ontario based Unisync Group Limited (“Unisync Group”) that has a satellite operation in Calgary, Alberta.
The combined entities represent a
vertically integrated and unique Canadian enterprise with exceptional
capabilities in domestic manufacturing and off-shore outsourcing, combined with
state-of-the-art web based B2B ordering and distribution systems capable of
adding scale at reasonable marginal costs. The combined client base stretches
across a broad spectrum of Federal, Provincial and Municipal government
departments and agencies such as the Armed Forces and the RCMP, as well as a list of leading Canadian corporations in a variety of
Founded in 1941 as a supplier of basic parkas, Peerless has evolved over the years to a garment manufacturer and importer specializing in the production and distribution of highly technical protective garments designed to provide water-resistance, windproofing and warmth. Peerless is licensed to use Gore-Tex ® fabrics including Wind-Stopper® and other work wear materials and has been a supplier to the Canadian Forces since the early 1950s. Its line of military operational clothing aims to reduce detection through camouflage and concealment while ensuring that soldiers are kept warm, dry and comfortable when exposed to extreme weather conditions. Peerless also produces tactical garments made of fire-resistant, anti-static and chemical warfare protective materials. Government business represents over 80% of Peerless’ revenue with the remaining revenue coming from sales to other Canadian government agencies, retailers, and other smaller customers including customers in the oil & gas industry.
Unisync Group has a highly attractive customer base of leading corporations and is an 11-time winner of the North-American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (“NAUMD”) “Image of the Year” Award for leadership in product design. The award is the industry’s highest achievement and is selected by an independent panel of judges representing the fashion industry's most celebrated designers, journalists and fashion authorities. UnisyncGroup’s head office is located in Mississauga, Ontario, with a 100,000 square foot world-class distribution centre located in Guelph, Ontario and a satellite distribution facility and sales office in Calgary. Its unique multi-station “pick-to-light” carousel system efficiently handles large distribution volumes in a cost effective manner. Their state-of-the-art B2B ordering system has maximum flexibility for ordering processes including employee “kitting” and a “Best Fit” technology ensuring garments fit right the first time thus minimizing returns and exchanges. These core capabilities combined with extensive reporting capabilities for corporate clients, have been a major contributor in securing multi-year agreements with many major Canadian corporations.
Unisync Group operates three distinct brands: Hammill Workwear is the company' leading, consumer recognized, Canadian workwear and servicewear brand with an 80 year heritage; the York brand has a 30+ year heritage as a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of Canadian corporate uniforms; and Showroom One which sources and develops customized promotional apparel and corporate branded retail items that support brand integrity and corporate marketing initiatives.