MONTREAL, Oct. 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - McKesson Canada officially opened its brand new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical distribution centre in Trenton, Ontario. McKesson Canada welcomed His Worship Jim Harrison, Mayor of Quinte West (Trenton), as well as other distinguished guests including municipal councillors, industry officials, local health care providers and media to its facility and celebrate the occasion.
"We have invested over $73 million in our brand new modernized distribution centre in Trenton. This site will become McKesson Canada's most important regional base, servicing patients throughout Ontario," said Alain Champagne, President, McKesson Canada. "Building this new facility was an important decision for us. Together with our employees, this site enables McKesson Canada to increase capacity and better respond to the evolving needs of health providers in Ontario while achieving greater operational efficiencies."
"McKesson Canada's new pharmaceutical distribution centre is a huge economic boost for the city with the creation of new jobs that this facility brings to the community," said Jim Harrison, Mayor, City of Quinte West (Trenton). "The City is pleased that McKesson Canada made such a substantial investment, by building one of the largest industrial facilities in the Quinte Region."
A look into our latest distribution centre
The new facility features 500,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and 12,700 sq. ft. of office space, which is approximately 25 times larger than its original building on Sidney Street and includes a staff of over 200 employees. It is fitted out with one-of-a-kind equipment and tools including a new automation system that helps increase the distribution centre's overall productivity and volume of orders.
About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.
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Image with caption: "From left to right : Paula Keays, Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Distribution & Operations, McKesson Canada; His Worship, Jim Harrison, Mayor, City of Quinte West (Trenton); Alain Champagne, President, McKesson Canada; Brian McNeil, Trenton Distribution Centre Manager, McKesson Canada; Genevieve Fortier, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Public Affairs, McKesson Canada (CNW Group/MCKESSON CANADA)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151020_C5010_PHOTO_EN_525131.jpg
For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Linda Lisle, Manager of Economic Development, Quinte West, 613-392-2841 ext. 4477, [email protected]; Elizabeth Huart, McKesson Canada, 514-832-2587, [email protected]