The Swish Group of Companies is a leading distributor of innovative sanitation solutions in Canada and the United States. Established in 1956 in Peterborough, Ontario, Swish remains a family-owned business with expanded national power and dynamic local presence to serve our customers through our 15 locations coast-to-coast in Canada and in the North-East United States.
Through innovation we continually bring to market new technologies and processes that empower our customers to run their businesses more efficiently, while focusing on training, services and technical expertise that exceed their expectations.
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We provide cleaning solutions and processes for healthy living that include
In 1956, Swish Maintenance Limited was established in Peterborough, Ontario by Walter I. Ambler under the original company name, Swish Chemical Products.
In 1973, to better reflect the full extent of Swish’s capabilities, the name was changed to Swish Maintenance Limited. Since then, we continually expand our facilities and develop innovative products to
meet the changing needs of our customers.
Swish has always believed in giving back to the industry in order to help foster advancement and innovation in sanitation and cleaning. Since our inception, we have been an active member of the ISSA (International Sanitation Supply Association)and the CSSA (Canadian Sanitation Supply Association). We are also an active member of Balpex Inc.and support a variety of trade organizations.
Today, Swish continues to be privately owned by the Ambler family. Members of the third generation can be found throughout the Swish Group of Companies having active roles in growing and developing the family business.
Our commitment to being family-centric has fostered a strong sense of loyalty amongst our staff. We’re proud to say that many members of our staff are long-term employees who have helped us become a dynamic and diverse company that attracts new generations of dedicated talent. What began as a one product supply house with 2 employees and a single location is now a leading distributor with over 300 employees.
Our mission is provide innovative, proven solutions and processes for healthy living. We support our customers in the communities they serve with outstanding Value, Quality and Service and have been recognized as the experts in providing complete cleaning solutions.
We demonstrate this through:
At Swish, our Quality Policy stems from our company’s philosophy of providing customers with Value, Quality and Service, focusing on health, safety, corporate citizenship and total life cycle costs. We stand behind the quality of products we sell, ensuring through training and education that customers receive the best value and are empowered to implement the most effective cleaning programs.