Larger Distribution Centre to Provide Quicker Turn-around for Customers
BURLINGTON, ON, June 11 /CNW/ - Less than two years after its grand
opening, UPS Canada is already expanding its Burlington strategic logistics
campus. The expansion of more than 175,000 square feet will support faster
shipping turn-around for the local, national and international businesses UPS
serves in the area.
The centre, located at 4156 Mainway in Burlington, will expand from its
current 800,000 square feet in two buildings to more than 975,000 square feet
with the addition of a third distribution centre. The decision to enlarge the
facility was made after the current centre, including 55,000 square feet of
storage area, hit maximum capacity.
The campus serves as a key central supply chain facility in Canada for
major national retailers. Increasing e-commerce activity across Canada is
driving customer requirements for post-sales service and returns management.
The latest UPS expansion also is expected to support after-sales activity and
critical parts inventory management for high-value technology components and
The strategic logistics campus opened in September 2006 and currently
employs 500 people to provide order fulfillment, freight receiving, shipment
preparation and inventory management. The expansion is expected to create
15-to-20 new jobs for southwest Ontario's economy.
"UPS is focussed on giving Canadian businesses a competitive edge, and
the services offered by this expanded facility will increase the efficiency of
our customers' supply chains," said Jan Macaulay, Vice President of Business
Solutions for UPS Supply Chain Logistics. "For us, involvement at the local
level will remain a key aspect of our operations, and we look forward to a
long, healthy and prosperous future in Burlington."
Customers who better manage their supply chains typically realize cost
reductions of 10 to 20 percent. The multi-client campus links with UPS
Canada's transportation network of package and freight services. A portion of
the facility is a specialized healthcare centre focused on the needs of
pharmaceutical and medical device industries with compliance and quality
assurance that adhere to Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate
The UPS Burlington logistics campus is part of a global network of more
than 1,000 warehousing and freight processing facilities and critical parts
stocking locations in more than 120 countries.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a
global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century
of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade
expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta,
Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company
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