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Metro lands federal PPE distribution contract

Metro Supply Chain Group will distribute to provinces and territories

October 5, 2020

TORONTO – Metro Supply Chain Group has won a contract with the Government of Canada to store and distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Metro will begin its work with the Public Health Agency of Canada effective immediately.

“I am pleased to announce that Public Services and Procurement Canada has issued a new contract to Metro Logistics Inc. of Montreal to help with warehousing and distribution of PPE to provinces and territories. This increased capacity for the Public Health Agency of Canada to warehouse and distribute PPE is paramount as orders continue to arrive,” said Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Anita Anand at a press conference.

She further outlined her department’s PPE procurement, including an increase in numbers of deliveries that have stretched existing warehouses to capacity.

“We’re proud to have the levels of infrastructure and technology that support the distribution of sensitive and time-critical products throughout Canada,” said Metro’s CEO, Chiko Nanji, in response to the government’s announcement.

“The effective distribution of PPE is vital to our country’s efforts to respond to the current health crisis.”

The Metro Supply Chain Group of Companies is a Canadian-owned provider of third-party logistics services across North America and Europe with more than 6000 employees. It supplies customized services to all industries with a significant presence in the consumer packaged goods, retail, automotive, fashion and e-commerce sectors.

The group manages over 12 million sq. ft. of warehousing and co-pack centres. Its transportation solutions  include managed transport services, dedicated fleet management and global time-critical logistics response.