The Canadian arm of Danish transport and logistics company, DSV recently marked the location of DSV Canada’s new head office in Milton, Ontario with a ground-breaking ceremony on 22 November 2018.
In attendance to celebrate this auspicious occasion were DSV Managing Directors, Rob Chanona, Martin Roos and Kyle Birchard welcomed Milton Mayor, Gordon Krantz, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Milton Bill Mann, and Manager of Economic Development for Halton, Region Christine Carrington along with Leeswood Construction.
The new 1.1 million square foot facility will be the largest of its kind in the DSV network and will house a multi-client warehouse with state-of-the-art logistics technologies and capabilities, replete with an attached 3-floor, 35,000 square foot administrative office.
Managing Director for DSV Canada, Martin Roos said, “Today’s ground-breaking signifies a momentous milestone for DSV. The largest facility of its kind in the DSV network worldwide, the new facility in Milton showcases our commitment to our customers and the future of DSV in Canada. Together, we have limitless potential and opportunity for growth, partnership, and innovation.”
The impressive facility will allow DSV Canada to consolidate their Air & Sea, Road and Solutions divisions under one roof.
Managing Director for Solutions, Rob Chanona said, “Providing a one-source solution for businesses to develop and grow their supply chain management has been key to our success at every stage. DSV Milton will enable us to achieve even further innovation and collaboration.”
The logistics complex is expected to open in late 2019 with a workforce of over 800 employees. Mayor of Milton, Gordon Krantz had this to say on the new facility, “Milton is a place of possibility. We welcome DSV and all it has to offer, as our community continues to grow and prosper from new business.”
Leeswood Construction who managing the project and build began in May 2018 to prepare the site for building work to begin. Pat Spanjers, Partner at Leeswood Construction commented, “DSV had a clear vision from the start, and Leeswood is proud to be the contractor of choice for DSV’s industry-leading facility. On behalf of the Leeswood Team, we look forward to delivering this monumental project to an award-winning Global Transport and Logistics leader.”