Packaging Engineers


The company
In 1935, three Island entrepreneurs - Leslie F. Simmons, Lorne H. MacFarlane and Silas H. MacFarlane - saw an opportunity to meet the packaging requirements of Prince Edward Island's growing potato industry. They began manufacturing jute potato bags, and in 1936, their business was incorporated as the Prince Edward Island Bag Company Limited. Today, the business is still in the family, owned by its founders' descendants, while it has expanded to offer a variety of contemporary packaging options for international clients.

Our customers
Our historical marketplace began within the confines of Prince Edward Island on Canada's east coast and expanded along with the PEI potato market in the 1940's and 50's. While we remain embedded in the Maritime market, we supply customers across the country and into the U.S. Our clients range from large international corporations to individuals who need a small quantity of bags. Many of our customers are dealers who operate sophisticated packaging warehouses and ship large volumes of potatoes or other produce. We also supply exporters of fish products, shellfish and animal feed, manufacturers of sugar and flour, and others. Our packaging engineers are on hand to work with clients to determine and provide the type and quantity of packaging you need.

Our jute and paper bags are all produced in our Island facility. The jute we use is imported from India and Bangladesh; our paper is printed with customer designs in-house, and then converted into two or three-ply SOS style bags in sugar sack, 10, 20 and 50-lb sizes. The PEI Bag Company also carries polyethylene, mesh and leno woven bags, as well as a variety of closing materials and stretch film.

Contact Us

P.E.I. Bag Co. Ltd.

PO Box 3990
982 Callbeck Street
Central Bedeque, PEI C0B 1G0

toll-free: 1-800-716-2261
tel: 902-436-2261
fax: 902-888-2926

Find the packaging you're looking for on our website or directly contact our packaging specialists.

Thane Smallwood
General Manager
902-887-3508 ext 2

Customer Sales Desk