In 1975 Anand Jain, an electrical engineering graduate of a prestigious engineering school in India, followed his dream and moved from India to Montreal, Canada with his wife Vijaya and two young children.
It was a rocky beginning but Anand was persistent – working odd jobs in the interim, until 1976 when he was offered a position at the Canadian Standards Association as a Senior Certification Engineer.
At CSA, Anand ensured the safety of various electrical products; gaining a strong foundation in safety requirements and quality assurance.
In 1985, Anand got his big break – although he didn’t know it yet. In association with a major furniture manufacturer who was looking to build a recliner sofa with a massage system, Anand designed the system for them and worked to get it manufactured in Hong Kong. This was the beginning of GJG International.
With the help of his wife Vijaya—who handled all financial matters, Anand innovated many electrical products over the next few years, including central vacuum cleaner controls, 12V power supplies, as well as some consumer products.
In 1993, a move to Toronto facilitated new growth and expansion for GJG. So much so, that in 1995, a spin-off of GJG International, Avnan Electro Inc., was formed and owned/operated by Anand’s two eldest sons. Avnan Electro Inc. started out with central vacuum cleaner controls, and has grown tremendously from there. In 2006, Nitin Jain—Anand’s youngest son — took over the day-to-day operations of GJG International, expanding it into new product categories but never forgetting their humble beginnings.
What Our Clients Say About Us
“You have always been there to answer questions along the way, and have ensured our complete satisfaction with the end product. It is also nice working with a Canadian company whose many years of experience in the import/export industry has made our manufacturing experience a very positive one indeed.”
- Dr. Bonnie Woolford, BA, MD, CCFP, CEO. Brass Wolf Enterprises Ltd.
“The benefit of working with GJG is easily explained by our continued long-lasting relationship. GJG has always been eager to support our ideas; they designed component assemblies and products customized to our requirements; and in the end, we were able to cut production costs in terms of labour and productivity. GJG developed and designed a car lighter plug, which resulted in a reduction in defects and return rates. They have developed products custom to our products and production applications. GJG has made manufacturing overseas an easy and streamlined process making them a top choice company for sourcing the best products at competitive prices.”
- George Verghese, Vice President Operations. Koolatron
“GJG has always been fair and honest and willing to help us grow. If more companies worked the way they do it would make things a lot simpler. As a result of our relationship with GJG we have been able to grow at a rate of 1000% per year. If you are looking for a company to manufacture your products and treat you well, give Nitin at GJG a call and end your search.”
- Terrance A. Reno, VP of Engineering. Blue Ridge Bracket Company