“Southern Ontario is an attractive hub for international trade and business,” says Christoph Atz, president of UPS Canada, in a company release. “This new facility will serve the growing needs of businesses and consumers today and into the future.”
As one of the fastest growing provinces, Ontario serves as a point of facilitation for the movement of goods, domestically and across the border. The new facility will increase resources and expand UPS’s smart logistics network to better serve customers in the region, both in Canada and the United States.
In March of this year, UPS announced its plans to invest more than $500 million towards facility expansions and technological enhancements in Canada. Construction of a $125-million, 180,000 sq. ft. expansion to the company’s Montreal hub, is almost complete. On November 2, the company unveiled its new, $15 million, 40,000 sq. ft., facility in Kanata, Ont. and has expanded its package centres in Brampton and London, Ont. and Edmonton.
UPS employs approximately 6,000 people across Ontario and 12,000 across Canada.