On Wednesday March 5th, 2014 CMHDS Members toured Purolator’s Automated Courier Sorting and Air Operations facility near the Vancouver International Airport.
Opened in 2009 this $32 million dollar, fully automated sorting facility has the capacity to process more than 12,000 packages per hour. Employing 300 people, this operation features 97 van positions, 27 destination doors and a 211,000 sq.ft. sorting floor.
Founded with a staff of two in 1960 as Trans Canadian Couriers, the company spent its infancy in the heart of Eastern Canada. The company was acquired by Purolator Filter in 1967 and changed its name to Purolator Courier in 1973.
Now celebrating over 50 years in Canada, Purolator handles 1.4 million pieces daily, 319 million pieces annually and employs 12,000 people from coast to coast.