About Us

Company Profile

As one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, A&E’s global presence extends from Asia to Europe to the Americas. But it is not simply the scope of A&E’s expanding international operations that make A&E a world-class company. This distinction comes from A&E’s dedication to providing its customers with the finest products and services, at the highest quality, delivered globally.

While our roots in Canada are not as long, our commitment to quality is as deep as in all our operations. American & Efird Canada has embraced the principals of Quality Business Culture (QBC), a culture which stimulates individual responsibility and initiative.

Our Canadian associates who work in distribution, sales and customer service are committed to providing VALUE to our Customers.

Our Central Distribution is also located in Montreal. It services two additional distribution centers located in Edmonton and Vancouver and deliver all cross Canada. It provides the entire range of A&E thread as well as trim, notions, embroidery threads and cutting room supplies. A&E Canada provides same day service in these metropolitan regions and next day service throughout Canada. We invite you to visit these facilities.

American & Efird Canada also provides our Customers with Technical Service, thread surveys and seminars.

Key Information

Founded: North Carolina, USA

Manufacturing Countries: 22

Distribution Countries: 50

Countries Sold: 100+

Company Founded: 1891

Website: amefird.com

Contact: Canada.Client@elevatetextiles.com

A&E Quality & Service

A&E is committed to providing World-Class quality products and services that meet or exceed Customer requirements. World-Class quality is achieved through continuous improvement of processes and is defined as being on-target with minimal variation. A&E strives to provide the highest service level to its customers through sales or technical services in design, development or production of sewn products and customer assistance in ordering. This commitment applies to all of A&E’s products and services, wherever in the world they are provided.

A&E Global Code of Conduct

All of A&E’s programs, policies, and goals reflect an effort to act in an ethical, socially responsible manner that benefits its customers, employees and the communities in which A&E operate. These commitments reside in the A&E Global Code of Conduct. The code of conduct is enforced and adhered by all A&E associates, at all of A&E’s global operations.

A&E Sustainability

A&E is an industry leader in the area of environmental sustainability. The A&E Eco●Driven® program, consisting of 10 Threads of Sustainability, was designed to drive the A&E culture of Innovate, Create, and Deliver towards accomplishment of a series of tangible goals which consider the economic, social responsibility, and environmental aspects of the company’s global operations.


An Elevate Textiles Company

A&E operates as part of Elevate Textiles with worldwide operations in the United States, Mexico, and China. Elevate Textiles, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, offers global textile brands including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components.

With a global array of premium fabric and thread solutions focused on innovation, sustainability and quality craftsmanship, Elevate Textiles provides products that surround us every day and in all facets of life. We offer advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions across vast industries including fashion and functional apparel, footwear, military, fire, medical, athletic, automotive, aerospace, outdoor, and other specialty sectors. Elevate Textiles is committed to delivering solutions that protect and enhance our lives through its global manufacturing platform that includes 37 facilities across six continents and over 15,000 employees.

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