Pet Valu has opened a new 670,000-square-foot distribution centre in the
Greater Toronto Area.
The company said the new facility in Brampton, Ont., is Canada’s largest pet food distribution centre.
Markham, Ont.-based Pet Valu plans to introduce automation capabilities in
the logistics facility during the first half of 2024, when it will be fully
Orlando Corporation built the development. Pet Valu will scale down use of
its legacy distribution facilities and third-party storage space in the GTA
during the Markham facility’s phase-in period.
Under a program launched in 2022, Pet Valu is investing $110 million to
modernize distribution facilities in the GTA, Vancouver and Calgary. The
company said it has signed a lease for a new, nearly completely facility in
Vancouver, which is slated to start up by mid-year 2024.
The new Markham facility’s opening came one day after Groupe Montoni and
Legault Group announced plans to develop a $90-million pet food distribution centre in the Greater
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