Uni-Select Inc. is celebrating the official opening of a new Bumper to Bumper distribution centre in Calgary.
Located near the city’s airport in the Oxford Airport Business Park, the standalone, state-of-the-art facility paves the way for the future model of the company’s distribution network and accommodate long term growth, Uni-Select said.
The facility, with a footprint of 296,085-square-feet, is its largest distribution centre yet. It boasts 42 bay doors, will see all major national lines included in its inventory, and will house a 7,450-sq.-ft. training 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.”
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the new facility speaks volumes about the confidence Uni-Select has 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 Nenshi.
Located at 1710-104 Avenue NE in Calgary’s Oxford Airport Business Park, the new Bumper to Bumper distribution centre currently has 30 full-time employees and shall 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 ft² 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.