The GANZ Story
Established by Samuel Ganz and sons Jack and Sam in 1950, this privately-held family company is now headed by the founder's grandson, Howard Ganz. Corporate Headquarters are located in Toronto, Canada, with U.S. offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles, and overseas offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
As the story begins... shortly after WWII, Samuel Ganz made his way to New York City, while his sons Sam and Jack, settled in Toronto. On one of his visits to see them, Samuel brought along a doll he had seen produced in New York. After making a few contacts, and holding discussions, Ganz Toys was in business!
Ganz Toys rose to become the premier toy company in Canada, producing high quality goods following high safety standards.
When Howard joined the company, this marked the third generation of the family to be officially involved in its operation.
As the firm continued to grow and evolve, the company name was changed to Ganz.
Ganz established collections of giftware, tabletop accents, candles and personal care, garden decor and more. The creation of Webkinz pets and the virtual Webkinz World launched a new chapter in the development of Ganz.
(from the Ganz Website)