TORONTO—Outdoor apparel maker Canada Goose has acquired the assets of Ont.-based Grand Harbour Clothing Inc., which was previously a major contract manufacturer for the iconic Canadian brand.
In the deal Canada Goose gains a 45,000 square-foot production facility, now its second manufacturing in the Greater Toronto Area, and about 70 employees. It expects to increase efficiency by 25 per cent.
“This is an important investment that not only expands our footprint, but significantly increases productivity by transforming a great factory into a world-class manufacturing campus through innovative technologies and processes,” said Dani Reiss, president and CEO of Canada Goose.
A long-standing partner for Canada Goose, Grand Harbour Clothing produced a significant portion of the brand’s outerwear. As part of the expansion plans, Canada Goose will invest in new production technologies and infrastructure to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
The Scarborough site will primarily produce the HyBridge Lite collection of lightweight jackets and vests—a significant growth category for the brand.
James Tang, owner of Grand Harbour Clothing, will continue to oversee operations at the new factory as Plant Director.
“Working with Canada Goose over the last three years, I’ve seen first-hand the company’s commitment to producing the best and warmest jackets in the world. I’m excited and proud that our employees will continue to be a part of the company’s future,” said Tang.
Canada Goose has made extreme weather outerwear in Canada for 55 years.