The Mayor of Caledon in Southern Ontario has welcomed the building of a large distribution centre which he says will benefit the local economy.
UPS is investing $200 million to build what will be its largest Canadian facility at 850,000 square feet. The move follows investment in improving its operation centres in Montreal, Edmonton, Brampton, and London; and a new facility in Kanata.
“I’m extremely pleased and proud to welcome the highly respected global logistics company United Parcel Service (UPS), to the Town of Caledon,” said Allan Thompson, Mayor 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.”
The small package operations hub will provide additional processing and service capacity to the GTA. Fully automated, the Caledon facility will sort up to 35,000 packages per hour and house a fleet of more than 200 package cars. The facility is anticipated to open in late 2020.
“Southern Ontario is an attractive hub for international trade and business,” says Christoph Atz, president of UPS Canada. “This new facility will serve the growing needs of businesses and consumers today and into the future.”