About Alliance Mercantile
The “Alliance” group of companies operate in over 65 countries worldwide, manufacturing and developing innovative consumer products in Industrial Rubber Safety Footwear, Industrial & Recreational waterproof outwear, Dielectric Gloves and Boots, Hi Vis Safety apparel, Household Rubber Gloves, Lint Rollers & Garment Care, Textiles, Sponges & Scours, and Cotton coil/ball cosmetic accessories.
We are global leaders in manufacturing hi tech rubber safety footwear which we market under Viking in the America’s, and Harvik Europe/Asia. One of the largest providers of Household Rubber gloves in North America marketed under Ansell and private labels. An industry leader in Canada for 100% Waterproof outerwear, safety outerwear, and work gloves as well as lint/garment care and Sponge/Scours.
Since 1920 “Viking” wet weather gear has set the standard for quality in keeping workers safe, dry and comfortable. “Viking” brand products are market leaders in industrial rainwear, safety mining/forestry boots and specialty work gloves.Now the Viking heritage has been extended into a broad selection of everyday hightech, fashionable outerwear. Wear “Viking” gear for all your job or recreation activities, enjoy your comfort and 100% waterproof guarantee!
2009 MIK acquires 100% ownership of Harvik Rubber Sdn Malaysia (nee Viking Askim)
2006 MIK purchases 3 acre, 25,000 Sq Ft. warehouse adjacent to existing St. Eustache warehouse.
2005 Neptune International changes name to Alliance Mercantile Inc. (USA).
2004 Quebec warehouse expanded to 85,000 sq ft.
2003 Alliance acquires Pacifico Rayon Converters of Langley, a cotton ball manufacturer.
1999 Alliance forms joint venture with Beijing garment designer to build an outerwear factory for its Viking garments.
1998 Quebec warehouse expanded to 45,000 sq ft.
1997 Alliance acquires Neptune International of Everett, Washington establishing a USA subsidiary for AMI.
1996 Alliance launches hi-tech Rubber Safety mining boot “Miner 49’er” achieving 60% market share in first year.
1995 MIK sells Yaletown warehouse and purchases Head office 45,000 sq ft. warehouse distribution center in Burnaby BC.
1994 Alliance achieves multiple milestones in market share; Rubber gloves 75%; Rubber Safety Chainsaw boots 65%; Lint Rollers and Brushes 85%.
1992 MIK buys 3 acre, 22,000 sq.ft. warehouse in St. Eustache Quebec establishing its home base for Eastern Distribution.
1988 Alliance and Helmac products form a joint venture for the Lint roller/garment care business in Canada .
1986 Alliance achieves first milestone in market share with over 55% of Canadian retail rubber glove distribution.
1984 Alliance opens its first Eastern Distribution center in Montreal, and establishes its Eastern Sales Office.
1983 Alliance acquires the Viking trademark from the Miner Rubber Company, and opens relationship with rubber boot pioneering company Viking Askim of Malaysia.
1982 Alliance changes its name for the last time to Alliance Mercantile Inc.
1980 MIK Industries buys 45,000 sq ft warehouse in Yaletown, Vancouver.
1975 Alliance (Western) Sales Ltd. Changes Corporate name to Alliance International Sales Ltd. To reflect its growth across Canada and Western USA.
1960 Alliance and Ansell begin their exclusive Household Rubber Glove Association.
1959 MIK Industries forms Alliance (Western) Sales Ltd. as an importing/distribution company.
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