WHO WE ARE

Your global brand solution.

The Unique Group is your global brand labelling and packaging solution. We partner with your company to bring every element of your branding strategy to life. Our extensive portfolio of products enables us to meet all your brands' needs, small or large. By turning to our convenient one-stop shop, you save time, effort and money. We partner with our clients to create products you can't find anywhere else. Our goal is to make your products memorable by showcasing your brand and ensuring that our products add value and appeal for your customers.

Our portfolio of solutions has grown to include the finest quality woven and printed labels, heat transfers, hangtags, patches, variable data tickets, packaging, brand protection and security technologies.

With decades of experience in marketing and production, our global team has the depth of knowledge, versatility and problem-solving ability you can trust to get the job done.

We are creators. We are innovators. We are Unique!

The Unique Group Story

OUR STORY

Our story began when company founder Adrian Lichtman, a South African-based retail expert arrived in Canada in 1989 and shortly after established the A-Five Group in 1990, which later went on to become The Unique Group in 2010.

Having worked for a major retailer in South Africa for over 10 years, Adrian saw an enormous demand for soft quality dyed label products. This realization prompted his decision to act on this unfulfilled market need and hence the company known today as The Unique Group was created, a place where brands can source quality labelling and packaging products all under one roof, at competitive prices. With headquarters in Canada, The Unique Group is a global operation with offices and facilities located across the globe. Our production facilities are spread across China, Turkey, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK where we also have our Marketing team. We are proud to utilize the latest European technologies and best practices when building our products.

OUR COMMITMENT

Sustainability

Sustainability is a guiding principle for our organization. We recognize how the fashion industry affects the environment and we are taking steps to minimize our carbon footprint in tangible ways. In partnership with our clients, vendors and business partners, we provide labelling and packaging solutions that responsibly address environmental, social, ethical and corporate governance concerns.

Compliance and Social Responsibility

At The Unique Group, we follow corporate guidelines for creating positive social impacts on our environment, with stakeholders and customers. Our compliance program meets external regulations and laws for companies. We employ rigorous governance and risk management programs, focused on achieving corporate goals while mitigating risk. We provide our employees with a safe and secure work environment by forbidding any form of discrimination and all anti-corruption and anti-bribery policies are strictly enforced.
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MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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ADRIAN LICHTMAN GROUP CEO
CANADA

Adrian has passion for business, the fashion industry, and above all, labelling and packaging; he has been at the forefront of major transformations in the retail industry. Since he founded The Unique Group, he has been driven by his goal of creating a convenient one stop shop for all branding needs. He is committed to bring innovation solutions and efficient and sustainable manufacturing and logistic process.

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Mark-Sandler

MARK SANDLER GROUP CFO
CANADA

Mark brings more than 25 years of experience leading high-performing finance teams; he is responsible for a broad portfolio of financial operations including governance, audit and risk management, financial reporting, treasury and strategic planning, and has a wealth of operational and supply chain expertise. He enjoys driving automation, efficiency improvements, and a culture of business partnership while building strong cross-functional relationships.

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SAREG MCCULLOCH SALES DIRECTOR
CANADA - US

Working with national and private brands, Sareg brings over 25 years’ experience in the apparel industry to the Unique Group team. She is passionate about product and enjoys using her positive attitude and project management skills to build strong, long-lasting client relationships with the sole purpose of exceeding customer expectations.

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EMMA SHIPMAN MARKETING DIRECTOR
UK - EUROPE

Emma has over 20 year’s sales experience in the apparel labelling industry; since 2010 she has seen the built up many key relationships which has led to the UK branch grow. She is a strong believer in the importance of building sustainable relationships with clients and views herself as a partner. She’s always thought that if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right, and this really shows. Going forward, Emma believes her client first approach is the key to sustainable growth within this industry.

Gary Shipman

GARY SHIPMAN GENERAL MANAGER
UK

Gary has been working at The Unique Group since its creation, he has more than 20 years of experience in business and management; he oversees daily business activities, improves overall business functions, manages budgets and develops strategic plans with the help of the marketing team.

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MANNY LAI MANAGING DIRECTOR
CHINA

With more than 20 years of experience, Manny has been the leader of The Unique Group’s factories, he oversees and makes sure that our factories follow strict management and safety regulations; he is responsible for contributing to and carrying out production strategy decisions. His extensive experience in quality control and technical solutions has been the key to Unique growth.

PRODUCTION CAPABILITIES

LABELLING & TICKETING

  • Our expertise is in Product Development, Design and high quality Production.

  • We have manufacturing factories in China with over 250,000m2 factory area and more than 4,000 staff.

  • Additional manufacturing locations are in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Turkey and the UK.

  • The factories have been in operation since 1986 with 500 high-grade machines.

  • Strict quality controls and use of properly calibrated equipment.

  • Our team is highly trained with more than 35 years of experience in the industry.

  • We have the ability to store and distribute product anywhere in the world.

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PRINTING

PACKAGING

  • We offer Research & Development, Design and Manufacturing.

  • Our factories in China are 150,000+m2 employing over 2,000 staff.

  • We operate 6 sets of the most advanced HEIDELBERG and KGB presses imported from Germany.

  • We are proud to be an FSC approved supplier.

  • We follow ROHS compliance and certification.

  • Our factory is ISO9001:2015 Quality certified.