SMP - Background
SMP Manufacturing Ltd. was established to respond to the Federal Call-to-Action for Canadian PPE through the Made in Canada Project in March 2020. We responded by selecting Isolation Gowns as the target PPE for the case study.
With more than 20 years of manufacturing and engineering experience in automotive soft goods, the owners of SCC Northwest, in Vancouver and ASC Canada, in Mississauga joined forces. We then initiated a study to examine the problem, possible solutions, considerations and finally production test runs.
Producing PPE in Canada has its challenges.
Our variable and fixed costs put us at a disadvantage against Asia and South East Asian suppliers.
There may be publicly declared support for Canadian made PPE, but until Tariffs or other measures such as Minimum Quality Standards or Canadian material content becomes legally enforceable, it will continue to be a bumpy ride for many of the Made in Canada PPE Manufacturing.
SMP Manufacturing Ltd.
Engineered Protection, Tailored for Today's Workplace.