Walmart opens brand new facility in Mississauga
Do you often order products from Walmart online?
If so, you might be happy to hear that logistics company SCI Canada and Walmart Canada recently announced the official opening of SCI’s largest dedicated and purpose-built distribution centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
The approximately 450,000 square feet space is dedicated to fulfilling Walmart Canada’s online orders.
SCI says the new distribution centre is a "flexible, scalable solution for logistics and fulfilment that is part of Walmart’s strategy to continue growing its e-commerce business in Canada."
The opening of the facility shouldn't come as a surprise, as Walmart Canada’s flagship website, walmart.ca, attracts over 750,000 visitors a day.
SCI says the new distribution centre features a four-level, 70,000 square foot pick platform for storing and picking smaller items and pallet racking for larger and higher volume items.
The company says it also features state-of-the-art intelligence software and boasts automation that improves capacity and uses conveyors to transport materials to one of five zones on each level.
“The retail business is constantly evolving and becoming more complex,” said Guy Toksoy, vice president, operations, SCI.
“SCI’s commitment to continuous improvement and innovation helps our clients meet increasing e-commerce demands, and we were excited to partner with one of Canada’s largest retailers to go beyond conventional logistic services and adapt an automated model to best suit Walmart Canada’s needs.”
Walmart says it's pleased it can continue to modernize at a time when more customers are using e-commerce platforms.
“It’s exciting that shopping on Walmart.ca continues growing in popularity with our customers. We’ve been modernizing and innovating to ensure products can get to our customers in the quickest and most efficient way possible, without compromising on our everyday low prices and the quality customers expect,” said Alexis Lanternier, executive vice president e-commerce, Walmart Canada.
“We’re proud to have partnered with SCI to create this distribution centre as it provides a customized end-to-end solution that suits our growing business needs.”
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