Corporate History

Corporate History - A Disciplined Growth Strategy

Dorel Industries completed its initial public offering in July 1987 following a merger between Dorel Co. Ltd., a juvenile products company founded by Leo Schwartz in 1962 and Ridgewood Industries, a ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture company established by Martin Schwartz, Jeff Segel and Alan Schwartz in 1969. Initially selling to customers in Canada, Dorel expanded by entering the U.S. market and by establishing Dorel U.K. in 1988. Since then, Dorel has grown steadily, both organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions.

1988 Cosco Inc U.S. based company manufacturing and importing both juvenile and home furnishings products comprising two distinct divisions, DJG USA and Cosco Home & Office
1990 Charleswood U.S. based manufacturer of RTA furniture - now part of the Ameriwood group
1994 Maxi Cosi Juvenile products company based in the Netherlands, with offices in Germany - now a part of Dorel Europe
1998 Ameriwood U.S. based manufacturer of RTA furniture
2000 Safety 1st U.S. based juvenile products company, part of DJG USA
2001 Quint B.V Holland based manufacturer of Quinny strollers
2003 Ampa France Juvenile products company headquartered in France with offices throughout Southern Europe now Dorel Europe
2003 Carina Furniture Canadian ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture manufacturer, now part of the Ameriwood group
2004 Pacific Cycle U.S. based recreational products company that sells product principally under the Schwinn, Mongoose, GT and Roadmaster brands mainly services Dorel's mass market customers
2007 IGC Australia Juvenile products manufacturer and distributor with customers in Australia and New Zealand
2008 Cannondale / SUGOI Recreational products company headquartered in the U.S. with locations in Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan
2008 PTI Sports U.S. based bicycle accessories company - part of Pacific Cycle
2009 Baby Art Belgium based juvenile products company selling under the Baby Art and Hoppop brands - part of Dorel Europe
2009 Dorel Brazil Juvenile products company established in Brazil
2009 Iron Horse Bicycles U.S. based importer of bicycles
2009 Gemini Bicycles Australian distributor of mainly Dorel's portfolio of branded bicycles
2009 Hot Wheels/Circle Bikes UK distributor of mainly Dorel's portfolio of branded bicycles
2011 Silfa Juvenile products company headquartered in Chile with offices in Peru and sales to Argentina and Bolivia
2012 Poltrade Polish distributor of mainly Dorel's portfolio of branded juvenile products
2012 Best Brands / Baby Universe Juvenile products companies based in Panama and Colombia
2013 Caloi Brazilian-based bicycle company and Latin America’s largest bicycle brand
2013 Cannondale Pro Cycling and Brixia Sports Majority ownership
2014 Tiny Love Ltd A global, multiple award-winning baby products and developmental toy company headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel
2014 Infanti Right to sell Infanti brand in Brazilian market
2014 Lerado Group Juvenile business of Lerado Group (Hong Kong)
2014 Intercycles Intercycles (Chile)
2016 Ameriwood Home Rebrand to Ameriwood Home representing both import and domestic RTA furniture
2018 Alphason UK distributor of home office and audio-visual furniture
2021 Notio Living Danish-based home furnishings company