UPS commences construction on $200m Canadian facility

WCN Editorial Team 21 Nov 2018 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

UPS, a full service shipping courier, has begun construction on a new $200m, 850,000ft² facility in Caledon, Ontario, as part of the company’s $500m investment in Canada.

The new facility will feature advanced scanning and sortation technology integrated with data-driven tools to increase efficiency and reliability.

The small package operations hub will provide additional processing and service capacity to the GTA to meet growing business and residential customer demand.

Fully automated Caledon facility will be able to sort 35,000 packages per hour and house a fleet of more than 200 package cars.

The facility is expected to be opened in late 2020.

UPS Canada president Christoph Atz said: “Southern Ontario is an attractive hub for international trade and business. This new facility will serve the growing needs of businesses and consumers today and into the future.”

The new facility will increase resources and expand the company’s smart logistics network to better serve customers in Canada and the US.

Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson said: “I’m extremely pleased and proud to welcome the highly respected global logistics company United Parcel Service (UPS), to the Town of Caledon.

“This development will create jobs, bolster our local economy and at 850,000 square feet, will be the largest UPS facility in Canada.”

In March 2018, UPS unveiled plans to invest more than $500m in facility expansions and technological enhancements in Canada.

Construction of a $125m, 180,000ft² expansion to the company’s Montreal hub is nearing completion.

On 2 November 2018, the company unveiled a $15m, 40,000ft² facility in Kanata, Ontario, and has expanded its package centres in Brampton and London, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta.

The company employs approximately 6,000 people across Ontario and 12,000 across Canada.

UPS, based in the US, offers a range of solutions, including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade; and deploying advanced technology to efficiently manage business.

It has operations in more than 220 countries and territories globally.

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Image: UPS terminal in Ben Gurion International Airport. Photo: Courtesy of Ori~ / Wikimedia.

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