Purolator Courier Ltd., announced that its state-of-the-art facility in St. Laurent, Qubec, is now open for business. Equipped with the latest package sortation capabilities and scanning technologies to serve the Quebec market, the 160,000 square foot facility is Purolator’s most efficient and technologically advanced hub in Canada. The new Montral hub is located on a 37.5 acre site located at 5,000 Boulevard de la Cte-Vertu, adjacent to Aroport International de Montral Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau. Working with a staff of 350 employees and automated conveyable sorting and scanning technology, the facility has the ability to process 24,000 pieces of conveyable freight per hour as well as provide customized solutions and enhanced service to customers. The hub is designed to accommodate future growth for the next several years. “As the leading provider of integrated distributions solutions to, from and within Canada, we are proud to introduce a facility that is on the cutting-edge of technology and provides a healthy and safe work environment for employees. “The Montreal hub is equipped to meet the evolving needs of our growing customer base in Quebec and sustain our leadership position in the future,” said Robert C. Johnson, President and C.E.O. of Purolator. The opening of the new Montral hub represents a key milestone in Purolator’s company-wide investment strategy that is introducing new options, new solutions and new capabilities to its customers. Introduced in 2005, Purolator’s transformation includes an increased investment in technology, infrastructure, processes and employees. The roll-out of the transformation is currently underway and will bring new strengths, increased reach and scope of network – making it easier to find distribution solutions that fit customer requirements. Purolator has an extensive service network, with over 12,500 employees, including more than 3,500 couriers, over 140 operations locations, over 150 shipping centres, over 570 authorized shipping agents and more than 400 drop boxes. Purolator processes over 5.5 million pieces (delivery and pick up) each week for destinations across Canada and around the world. It has implemented a company-wide process that provides the necessary framework for continuous improvement and operational excellence, becoming the only Canadian courier company to achieve ISO 9001:2000 registration.