DSV Canada to build new warehousing facility in Ontario

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

DSV broke ground June 19 on a new 1.3 million square foot distribution centre on 55 acres of land at Highway 400 and Innisfil Beach Road in the Innisfil Heights Employment Area. The facility will be the largest warehouse of its kind in DSV’s Canadian network and is scheduled to open summer 2025.

“At DSV, we continue to invest in innovation and technology to offer greater flexibility and growth to our clients, along with a better work environment for our warehouse associates.” said Rob Chanona, managing director – Canada, DSV Solutions Inc. “Our strategy with DSV Innisfil is to offer our clients an option outside of the constricted GTA industrial market, however, we did not want to sacrifice time to market. Innisfil’s collaboration with our development and its location with seamless access to Highway 400 fulfills this promise to our clients. We are excited to build our business, innovation, and growth in the Town of Innisfil.”

The new DSV Innisfil facility will be LEED-certified and “exemplify the best in warehousing development, economic strength, and infrastructure connectivity of goods flowing from the 400 Highway to Toronto,” said Chanona.

Built with the latest in innovation and sustainability, the new facility “truly showcases our next-level solutions for supply chain, fulfillment services, and defines our commitment to investment in Ontario’s economy,” said Chanona.

With a 42’ clear height, DSV said the new facility will have a 28 per cent less footprint than the traditional industry building height of 32’ clear height. DSV is also investing in dense automated storage systems. Both automation and 42′ clear height will allow the company to store 180,000 pallet positions in the facility, which is 50,000 more pallets than conventional racking.

Sustainable features:

  • Targeting LEED Certification
  • Solar Panels – Covering 15 per cent of roof space with capacity to produce 2.8 million kWhr per year
  • 100 per cent LED lighting and local waste management guidelines
  • Future-ready fully electrical building – Fitted with a 4000Amp transformer
  • EV charging points for cars as well EV charged trucks at dock doors

Once complete, the facility will be LEED Certified and create approximately 225 permanent local jobs. It is the largest facility for DSV Canada and a key location in its expansion in the Ontario market.