Innovation is at the heart of 50 years of delivering Canada
TORONTO, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Purolator announces its first patent pending
for the BEVR (a re-weight Bin that is Ergonomic and provides Visibility
and Recovery), a cart device that determines the weight of each item it
carries. This device will allow Purolator, Canada's leader in
logistics, to offer faster and easier re-weight for various types of
freight with the accuracy Purolator customers have come to expect.
"This announcement is the result of Purolator's commitment to
innovation", said Mr. Tom Schmitt, President and CEO of Purolator. "As
a Canadian company, we are always seeking to compete with the best here
and around the world. Innovations like this one improve our services,
both for our customers and our employees."
Over the past 50 years, Purolator has been at the forefront of Canadian
innovation in its operations. These innovations have included the
introduction of hybrid electric curbside delivery vehicles in 2005, the
testing of a fully-electric delivery vehicle, the optimization of
delivery routes, and environmentally conscious packaging.
"Purolator's commitment to innovation has had an impact on the
efficiency of our operations, therefore improving our services, added
Mr. Kirk Serjeantson, Director, Operations Technology Development at
Purolator. A special focus has been placed on improving transit times
for shipments, while offering accurate charges based on weight and
dimensions. This patent-pending device will be one more tool we have at
our disposal to improve our services."
Purolator's commitment to innovation in other areas has also had an
impact on the communities it serves. Since 2005, the replacement of
conventional curbside delivery vehicles by hybrid electric vehicles has
allowed Purolator to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2,100
The BEVR device will result in faster and easier re-weight for various
types of freight. Pilot tests are currently being launched in Barrie,
Edmonton South, Trois-Rivières, and Mount Hope. Once the results of the
pilot tests are known, the use of the BEVR will be expanded to more
Purolator - proud of its Canadian heritage
Celebrating 50 years of delivering Canada, Purolator, headquartered in
Mississauga, Ontario is proud of its Canadian heritage. As Canada's
largest logistics company and one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate
CulturesTM, Purolator is committed to its customers and more than 11,300
employees, including more than 3,500 couriers. From automated solutions
to 24 hour pick up and delivery, Purolator provides customers with the
services and customized solutions required to get their shipments
across town or around the world. Purolator uses Canada's largest
dedicated air express fleet and has an extensive service network, with
more than 123 operations locations, more than 140 Shipping Centres,
more than 550 authorized Shipping Agents and more than 350 drop boxes.
SOURCE Purolator Courier Ltd.
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