Seamless Custom Product Manufacturing

In 1975 Anand Jain, an electrical engineering grad​uate 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.