Our Mission

To help our customers succeed by offering them Creative Packaging Solutions, our Best Quality Products, and our Best Possible Prices

About Us

Founded in 1992 from a small one-car garage in Ajax, Ontario, to a full functioning warehouse in Mississauga, Ontario. For over 30 years, our team has worked extremely hard to grow First Genesis (DBA Sunflower) and by 1999, we were nominated by Profit Magazine as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Having celebrated our 30 th anniversary in 2022, our dedicated team continues to provide the highest quality products and service.

Humble Beginnings

At First Genesis, we’re proud of our humble beginnings and the hard work that went into building our business from the ground up. Our founders started with a simple idea and a small one-car garage, but with persistence and determination, they turned that idea into a successful business that has been recognized as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. We believe that entrepreneurship is about more than just making creating and growing a business – it’s about creating strong, long-lasting relationships, providing value to our customers, and working tirelessly to delight our customers’ experience with us. That’s why our team remains dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services, even as we continue to grow and evolve. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re excited for what the future holds and look forward to continuing to serve our customers with the same vigour and values that have brought us this far.

Reliable Suppliers

First Genesis is your reliable partner for high-quality rubber bands, LDPE poly reclosable zipper bags, and produce pouches. As one of Canada’s leading suppliers, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch products, from heat sealers to “child-proof” zipper pouches, all designed to meet your specific business needs. Our commitment to innovation and sustainability means we offer a wide range of eco-friendly solutions at the most competitive prices. Whether you need a fully custom prototype pouch or a year’s supply, you can always count on us to provide the best products and services. Visit our product section to discover our full selection, and let us help you take your business to the next level!

Dedicated Team

At First Genesis, we believe that our people are our greatest asset, and we’re proud of our team of dedicated staff, loyal customers, and reliable manufacturing partners. We know that a successful business is built on a foundation of strong relationships and a commitment to excellence, and that’s why we go above and beyond to ensure that everyone involved in our operation is well taken care of. From providing a safe and supportive work environment for our employees to building lasting partnerships with our customers and manufacturing partners, we strive to create a well-oiled machine that can help you along your packaging journey and ensure that everything runs smoothly. With our team by your side, you can trust that you’re in good hands, every step of the way.

What's New?

We are incredibly proud that we were the first to manufacture and create high-clarity HDPE bags, it is recyclable and can be biodegradable. We are currently developing the next generations of produce bags that are biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable. Find products that do not compromise the clarity or quality.

Our Mission

Our company’s mission is clear: To empower our customers to succeed by providing creative packaging solutions that are tailored to their unique needs and challenges. We are committed to delivering the best quality products and providing competitive prices without compromising on quality. With our dedication to excellence and striving to delight our customers, we’re confident that we can help our customers achieve their goals and thrive in today’s competitive market.

Our Philosophy

We honor God in all we do. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 (NIV)

Our Strength

At First Genesis, we take pride in our ability to build and maintain strong relationships with our manufacturing partners, allowing us to reliably deliver products to our customers. Our many years of experience in importation and distribution have equipped us with the expertise to move products anywhere in North America and around the world, including to locations as far-flung as Baja, California, Santiago, Chile, and Brisbane, Australia. Our commitment to quality, reliability, integrity, and flexibility sets us apart from the competition. We’re proud to say that our customers choose to do business with us not because we’re the cheapest, but because they know they can trust us to deliver on our promises. If you’re looking for a partner that will work hard to earn your business and provide the best possible solutions, look no further than First Genesis.


first genesis ceo chris



first genesis general manager jenny


General Manager

first genesis legal coordinator tim


Legal & Admin Coordinator

first genesis warehouse manager dominic


Warehouse Manager

first genesis head of business development jonathan


Head of Business Development


Are you hiring?

At the present moment, we are not hiring.

Our certifications are FSSC 22000, ISO 22000, and ISO 9001. Our certifications are audited yearly and we can provide certifications upon request.

We frequently exhibit at the CGC – Canadian Greenhouse Conference, IFPA/PMA – International Fresh Produce Association, PLMA – Private Label Manufactures Association, Greatlakes Expo, SRFVC – Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, OVFC – Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference, and CPMA – Canadian Produce Marketing Association show.

According to Statistics Canada, a small enterprise has more than 5 employees and fewer than 100 employees, therefore, we are a small business in Canada.

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