Purolator International Announces Expansion Plan for 2013

Logistics service provider to expand its total number of regional offices to 33 branches—strategically located in the top markets for trade with Canada

Jericho, N.Y.Jan. 14, 2013— Canadian integrated parcel and freight delivery services provider Purolator International (of Purolator Inc.) announced its plan to add three new branches during the first quarter of 2013—bringing their total number of branches to 33.

Purolator International is focused on opening new locations across the U.S. in the top markets for trade with Canada,” said John Costanzo, President of Purolator International. “Canada is currently the United States’ largest goods trading partner with 19 percent of overall U.S. exports going to Canada in 2011. Purolator offers unmatched service options, border clearance expertise and understanding of the Canadian market.”

Additionally, Purolator opened seven new branches during 2012—located in Baltimore; Charlotte, N.C.; Denver; Indianapolis; Pittsburgh; San Diego; and St. Louis. Offices are scheduled to open soon in Columbus, Newark and Phoenix. The company’s ongoing addition of regional office expansions is indicative of the surge in demand for logistics experience and expertise in transporting goods between the U.S. and Canada.

Purolator’s growth comes at a time when U.S. business is increasingly looking to Canada as a source of new customers and economic opportunity,” said John Sweeney, Vice President for Field Sales and Service Quality, Purolator. “Nearshoring—the returning by U.S. companies of their operations to nearby or neighboring countries—brings outstanding opportunities to Purolator. No other logistics company has the commitment, the resources and the expertise in the Canadian market as Purolator does. Businesses choose Purolator because we are the recognized name in Canadian logistics.”

U.S. goods and services trade with Canada totaled over $680 billion in 2011. Exports totaled $337 billion while imports totaled $343 billion. A recent survey by international business consultants AlixPartners found that 42 percent of senior executives have already taken steps to near shore manufacturing operations or plan to do so within the next three years.

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