Purolator has announced plans to step-change its network capacity, speed and consumer convenience in anticipation of its busiest week of the year, Black Friday and the week of Cyber Monday, and to prepare for future growth.
Purolator expects to process more than 5m pieces the week of Cyber Monday and over 35m parcels leading up to the holiday season. Last year, shipments to Ontario represented approximately 38% of Purolator’s Canadian business volume – with almost half (46%) delivered to the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Purolator processed more than a 1/4bn packages in 2018 and is forecasted to deliver even more this year.
The company is extending its regular delivery operations during evenings and weekends in November and December to meet demand.
The announcement is part of the company’s $1bn Delivering the Future growth and innovation plan.
The first phase of Purolator’s expansion relates to network and capacity and is set to add five new facilities across Canada, including a terminal in North York, Ont. (Toronto). This terminal is a complement to its national super hub, which Purolator announced in June 2019 and is planned to open in 2021. Next steps in Purolator’s expansion include plans to hire 1000 employees, add 300 vehicles to their fleet and expand its consumer access points to more than 1000 locations across Canada.
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