VersaCold Logistics Services, the Canadian supply chain solutions company focused exclusively on the handling of temperature-sensitive products, announced the opening of Phase 1 of its Milton Distribution Centre. The facility, established as a result of VersaCold’s overall growth strategy as well as an expanded partnership with Nestlé Canada, will become a key addition to Nestlé’s Canadian distribution network.
Located at 2701 High Point Drive in Milton, Ontario, the Milton Distribution Centre is the largest capital investment made by VersaCold to date. Upon completion, it will become one of Canada’s largest third-party-operated refrigerated facilities by cubic footage. Total cubic footage will be more than 19.1 million cubic feet once the project has completed Phase 3 in December 2018.
“This investment in VersaCold’s infrastructure is one of several our organization has made over the last few years, and is indicative of our commitment to growth and responding to our client’s needs” said Douglas Harrison, president and chief executive officer of VersaCold.
“Nestlé is committed to exploring and driving improved solutions to service our customers and consumers,” said Greg Christopher, senior vice-president, supply chain operations, Nestlé Canada. “Our continued partnership with VersaCold, now at the Milton facility, is a strategic decision to simplify, increase speed and flexibility as we strive to be industry leaders in service, efficiency and reliability.”
The acquisition of the Milton Distribution Centre brings the total number of VersaCold warehouse facilities in Canada to 32.
VersaCold delivers a suite of fully integrated logistics services through its national network of facilities, transportation fleet and advanced technologies that provide accessibility, information visualization, real-time tracking and inventory management. For more details, see www.versacold.com.
Nestlé is a global food and beverage company with a presence in 189 nations. Nestlé in Canada locally manufactures and/or distributes some of the world’s most recognized and trusted brands. Its 3,500 employees in about 20 locations across Canada are committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. More information is available at www.corporate.nestle.ca.