Amazon opens new Montreal area DC

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Amazon Canada has opened YUL9, its most advanced sortation centre in the country, in Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec.

The 720,000 sq. ft. facility will be the first in Canada to integrate Amazon Robotics’ leading-edge mobile fulfillment systems in 2022. This advanced technology allows Amazon to improve the speed and efficiency of its services to better serve its customers in Eastern Canada and make the workplace even safer. The facility will employ 500.

“The entire Amazon team is proud to continue investing in Quebec and Coteau-du-Lac,” said Anamaria Zammit, site leader, Amazon Canada.

“We are proud to call Coteau-du-Lac home to our most advanced robotics facility in the country.”

From its location in the heart of the ALTA industrial park, the Coteau-du-Lac sort centre adds to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region’s position as a transportation and logistics hub. It joins a Canadian Tire DC on the site.

Andrée Brosseau, mayor of Coteau-du-Lac, Patrick Bousez, prefect of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM, Joanne Brunet, general manager of DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Francine St-Denis, general manager of the employment organization Réseaux, joined the launch with members from the Vaudreuil-Soulanges regional county municipality.

“The opening of the sort centre in Coteau-du-Lac is a testament to the competitiveness and strategic location of our city,”  Brosseau said.

“As we enter the post-COVID recovery period, the centre’s opening will play a significant role in the entire regional—and even Quebec’s—economic ecosystem.”