BOUCHERVILLE, Que. – Uni-Select Inc. has opened a new Bumper to Bumper distribution centre in Calgary. This facility has a footprint of 296,085 square feet, making it Uni-Select’s largest distribution centre.
“We are proud to launch this distribution centre, which is in line with our focus on operational excellence and has been designed to continuously improve customer service, with increased efficiency and quicker delivery,” said Brent Windom, president and CEO of Uni-Select.
“Located in a strategic location for our customers and suppliers in Western Canada, this new facility will support our long-term growth and truly is a major accomplishment for our team.”
“The opening of Uni-Select’s distribution centre, their largest one yet, speaks volumes to the confidence they’ve shown for doing business in Calgary. We’ve been investing in our transportation network, to serve our citizens and to serve industry, and today’s news shows that it has paid dividends,” said Naheed Nenshi, mayor of Calgary.
Located in Calgary’s Oxford Airport Business Park, the new distribution centre currently has 30 full-time employees and will employ more than 35 people by the end of 2019. It services 1,300 shops and nearly 200 stores in Western Canada, including 87 Bumper to Bumper stores.
It will also be home to a 7,450 square-foot training centre which will provide a hands-on experience with the newest technologies, product knowledge and techniques, for customers’ technicians and service advisors and members in the Uni-Select store network.
Uni-Select distributes automotive refinish and industrial paint and related products in North America, and automotive aftermarket parts business in Canada and in the UK. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville, Québec.
In Canada, Uni-Select supports over 16,000 automotive repair and collision repair shops through a national network of more than 1,100 independent customers and over 70 company-owned stores. It also supports over 3,900 shops through its automotive repair/installer shop banners, as well as through its automotive refinish banners.