Further expands service offerings, making it the leading specialized high value transportation company in Canada
TORONTO, May 23, 2012 /CNW/ - SCI Logistics today announced the acquisition of White Glove Transportation Systems Ltd., a leading provider of highly specialized transportation solutions for high value products that require precise handling, special equipment, and highly trained personnel to execute delivery and value-added on-site services.
White Glove Transportation Systems Ltd. has established a reputation for service excellence and long-standing relationships. Recognized within the industry for its highly specialized capabilities in areas such as bank machine installation and the handling of sensitive equipment such as MRI machines, White Glove brings over 450 clients and outstanding personnel with unique and specialized knowledge. Added to SCI's existing high value transportation business, the acquisition makes SCI the industry leader in Canada, leveraging the largest delivery network in the country.
The newly formed SCI White Glove Services will include any shipment that requires special care and handling - not just to and from a loading dock, but also installation or removal of products safely.
"Through the acquisition of White Glove, SCI will double the size of its fleet and add scale to the existing high value network, providing unmatched national coverage managed by a common technology platform," said John Ferguson, president and CEO of SCI Logistics.
This adds to SCI's current capabilities, which include value-added warehousing and distribution, fulfillment - including reverse/returns, mission critical parts and same-day courier services, providing customers with access to a complete end-to-end solution across Canada and into the United States.
"Our breadth of service offerings combined with our ability to assemble best-in-class solutions sets us apart in the Canadian supply chain," said Ferguson.
About SCI Logistics
SCI Logistics is a recognized leader of integrated supply chain solutions that leverages the most comprehensive delivery network in Canada. It operates two primary lines of business: contract logistics and transportation services and includes services such as fulfillment, inventory management, returns and reverse logistics, whiteglove, high value transportation, mission critical parts, same day courier and transportation management. The company employs approximately 1,000 people, operates a national network of 15 distribution centers and 30 critical parts depots of over 2 million square feet and serves over 600 customers, making it the largest Canadian-based third-party logistics provider.
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