The BeginningCalifornia Innovations began in Toronto in 1986. The first product we launched was an automotive sun shield. As a promotional item to include with the sun shield, we developed a soft sided cooler that collapsed. The sun shield business didn’t last, but the Original Collapsible Cooler proved to be the start of something big.
Major Milestones & Company Facts
In 2005, California Innovations acquired Arctic Zone, a leading insulated products company that started in Chicago in 1989 and shared our vision for innovation. Together, we have a long history of “firsts” that have enriched the soft sided, insulated products category including:
o Original Collapsible Cooler
o Insulated Lunch Bag
o Removable Hard Plastic Liner
o Collapsible Rolling Cooler
o Dual Compartment Lunch Bag
o Kids Non-Licensed Graphics
o Zipperless™ Cooler with Hard Liner
o IceCOLD™ Performance Cooler
o TableTop™ Cooler
o Ice Wall® Lunch Packs
Our passion for innovation is what defines us. We pride ourselves on bringing new ideas to the marketplace faster than any of our competitors and hold numerous design and utility patents. Attuned to the needs of consumers, our inspirations are vigorously tested and informed by consumer research.
Our goal is to keep innovating and bringing great products to life!