CDN – Stormtech is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The company that was founded as an importer of sporting goods in 1977, has meanwhile developed into one of the leading specialists for functional clothes, bags and accessories for the promotional products and retail markets. “In the mid-1980s, the promotional textiles market basically comprised of T-shirts and caps imprinted with a logo. We wanted to change this and offer companies more sophisticated and technically advanced models for their advertising purposes. This led to the development of the first branded promotion jacket with a fleece inner jacket that was connected to the waterproof, breathable outer jacket by a zip,” is how the company founder and CEO Blake Annable explained the origins of the family-run company, which today employs over 140 people.
Stormtech is based in Vancouver, Canada, where 600 models are stocked on approx. 23,000 m² of floor space in the global distribution centre. The company additionally maintains subsidiaries in Toronto, New York, San Francisco, London and Brisbane.