Purolator changes name to reflect company’s scope

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Purolator Courier Ltd. announced that is has changed its name to Purolator Inc., and that Purolator USA is now Purolator International. Purolator says the new names mark the evolution of Purolator from a courier company to a comprehensive logistics service provider focused on delivering Canada fully and sustainably, leveraging the full range of its multimodal capabilities, while satisfying a broader range of customer needs in a sustainable manner.

“We’re proud of our Canadian heritage and of the company we’ve built”, says Mr. Tom Schmitt, president and chief executive officer. “Our current selection of services covers more than our previous legal name embodied. In addition to offering the best-in-class courier services in Canada, our team of more than 11,300 dedicated teammates offers a broad range of logistical services tailored to our customers’ business and personal needs. Purolator Inc. and its subsidiary, Purolator International, are a reflection of this reality.”

Purolator, with services that range from automated solutions to 24-hour pickup and delivery, uses Canada’s largest dedicated air express fleet and has an extensive service network, with more than 120 operations locations, more than 140 shipping centers, more than 550 authorized shipping agents and more than 350 drop boxes, handling close to 1.1 million pieces daily. Purolator International specializes in forwarding and delivering the products of companies based outside Canada to, from and within the Canadian market.

“This change allows us to combine the strengths of the two divisions so we can offer enhanced air and surface forwarding services to customers,” says John Costanzo, president of Purolator International. “At the same time, we will solidify our role as the market leader for services to, from and within Canada.” Purolator International will maintain a headquarters facility in Jericho, N.Y., with branches located throughout the United States and Canada.