PPAI 100 is an exclusive, research-backed ranking of the 100 leading distributors and the 100 leading suppliers in the promotional products industry. Companies are scored based on a variety of metrics.

Founded in 1977, Vantage Apparel (PPAI 113235, Platinum) started with a catalog of six in-stock styles. Since then, the New Jersey-based company has built its portfolio to include nearly 1,000 products across nine brands, earning it a spot among the 25 largest suppliers of custom merchandise in North America and a foothold across a number of industries.

Last year, the company announced enhancements to its one-stop, full-service branding services, unveiling a new Digital Integrations Team in tandem with the launch of VantageApparel.io. The team and technology offer single-piece order efficiency and give customers up-to-the-minute updates on product availability.

In 2023, Rob Watson left his role at Zing Manufacturing, returning to Vantage as its new CEO. He had previously served in C-level roles for Vantage from 2018-2022.

PPAI 100 Percentile By Category

2023 Revenue: $83.0 million
Three-Year Trend: +80%
2023 PPAI 100 Ranking: 17
High Marks: Industry Faith, Responsibility, Innovation, Employee Happiness

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