UPS opens largest sorting and delivery facility in Canada

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UPS Canada has opened its largest package sorting and delivery facility in Caledon, Ontario. The new 850,000ft2  hub has begun operations in anticipation of the annual increase in volume that will start around Cyber Week (November 30) and continue through January 2021.

Part of a C$500m (US$381m) Canadian investment plan announced in 2018, the new facility features advanced scanning and sortation technology, integrated with data-driven tools to increase efficiency and reliability for UPS’s customers in one of the fastest growing provinces in Canada.

“This year has not been without its challenges and we want to make sure we do our part to reduce the stress of the coming holidays as much as possible for all Canadians,” said Dominic Porporino, president of UPS Canada.

“We anticipate a record-breaking holiday season, but this new hub – our flagship facility – and the dedicated people that operate it, are ready to serve Canadians when they need it the most. It is a testament to our company’s purpose of keeping the world moving forward by delivering what matters.”

Earlier this year, UPS also opened a 180,000ft expansion at its Montreal facility. In November 2018, the company unveiled a new facility in Kanata, Ontario, and has expanded its package centers in Brampton and London, Ontario, and Edmonton, Alberta. UPS notes that it expects to hire over 100,000 seasonal employees globally. In Canada, more than 5,000 new employees will be hired to provide additional support.

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