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UPS to Expand Logistics Campus in Burlington, Ontario


Larger Distribution Centre to Provide Quicker Turn-around for Customers

BURLINGTON, ON.— 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 computer products.

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 regulations.

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.


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