The Story of Us
The Shandex Group was founded in 1987 by Greg Shannon with Fred Shannon making the dream team complete by joining in 1991. Concentrating on providing Canadian retail account management for foreign private label manufacturers, Shandex found a niche market and flourished. Shandex started with Greg selling plastic bags from a single U.S. manufacturer (Presto Products Company) and has since grown to encompass thousands of different products from suppliers all over the world. This exponential growth has made Shandex one of the leading suppliers of private label products in Canada and is a heritage everyone at Shandex works to protect and further grow.
One of Greg’s proudest accomplishments was purchasing his first truck in 1996 and building it to a full fleet of tractors and trailers, operating as Shandex Truck Inc. In addition to controlling his own destiny through Shandex Truck, Greg also recognized the value of controlling his own product and invested in state of the art distribution centres located in Pickering, Ontario. Greg always claimed that “bricks and mortar show that you are committed to the customer whether it is the supplier or retailer – customer service wins the day”.
Shandex started as a family business and has grown to include many more employees, but we have never lost sight of keeping the customer first and foremost.
Through our commitment to service and our proven business model, we provide cost effective account management and consolidated logistic solutions to the North American market for manufacturers & retailers worldwide.
The Shandex Group’s management philosophy is based on responsibility and mutual respect. People who come to The Shandex Group want to work here because we have created an environment that encourages openness, support and achievement. As a leader in store brand logistics and distribution, the main stay of our strategy is to offer a level of client focus that is superior to that offered by our competitors. To help achieve this objective, The Shandex Group seeks to attract highly motivated individuals willing to work as a team and share in the commitment, responsibility, positivity and discipline required to achieve our vision. Part of attracting these special individuals is to encourage a culture that promotes both uniqueness and a bias for action. While we are realistic in setting goals and expectations, The Shandex Group is also aggressive in reaching our objectives. This success in turn enables The Shandex Group to offer our employees rewarding careers and opportunities ‐ key elements in helping us maintain our leadership position in the worldwide marketplace.