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Our History

1957
JET Equipment & Tools Ltd. founded
1997
Acquired STRONGARM Lifting & Hydraulic Equipment

Quality, Service and Value: Strongarm is recognized as a leader in the Canadian Automotive and Heavy-Duty marketplace, supplying hydraulic lifting and shop equipment nationwide for over 50 years. Strongarm's success can be attributed to the development of a strong international network of quality suppliers and an ability to partner with its customers to form a mutually beneficial relationship.

2000
Acquired American Forge & Foundry Inc.

Established in 1963, American Forge & Foundry has built a long-standing tradition of providing quality, value, selection, timely delivery and great service to our customers throughout the United States.

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2009
Acquired Pioneer Protective Products Ltd.

Keeping You Dry Since 1887: Pioneer Brand outerwear and protective gear was conceived in Vancouver in 1887 during the Klondike Gold Rush. Pioneer now has over 120 years of experience in designing high quality, durable outerwear and safety gear inspired by the rugged environment of British Columbia. Our people are proud to be providing protective gear to growing numbers of Canadians from Coast to Coast to Coast.

2012
Penfund acquired the JET Group

2012 Penfund private equity acquired the JET Group

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2014
Acquired PeakWorks Aerial Productivity Equipment and Training

PeakWorks was founded in 2008 by Tim Accursi, Gabriele Fusco, and John Leavitt to offer customers a unique approach to protect workers at heights. With an extensive product line and unique value added services providing productive solutions for both workers and the companies that employ them, PeakWorks strives to deliver “peace of mind”.

2015
Acquired Ranpro

Established in 1865, Ranpro is one of Canada’s oldest brands of personal protective wear, primarily focused on the commercial fishing and agricultural industries. More recently Ranpro has become a major supplier of Flame Resistant (FR) and ARC Flash rated rainwear products to the oil, gas and utilities markets.

2015
Acquired Sellstrom

Working smart is working safe.

2016
JET Group Rebrands to SureWerx

JET Group Changes Name to SureWerx, Repositions for the Future