L’Oréal Canada recently inaugurated its expanded distribution centre, located in Saint-Laurent, Quebec. This expansion is a continuation of the investments that L’Oréal Canada has made in recent years to better meet the changing needs of the business in the country.

A 90% growth of orders in one year

According to L’Oréal, in 2020 alone, 1.25 million orders were prepared and shipped from L’Oréal Canada’s distribution centre, and of this number, 815,000 came from e-commerce, which represents a 90% growth in one year. “In order to efficiently meet this demand and ensure agility in the face of this growth, an expansion of this site was necessary,” said the company in statement.

The expansion allows L’Oréal Canada to add 20,000 pallets of storage capacity on a 95,000 square foot area, which represents a storage density 57% higher than what the L’Oréal Canadian subsidiary had until now.

"This expansion allows us to modernize our processes and equipment in order to continue to support L’Oréal Canada’s growth, prepare for the addition of new brands and continue the operational excellence of our digital component, which is the major growth lever," said Frank Kollmar, President and CEO of L’Oréal Canada during the inauguration.

The opening ceremony was held in the presence of the project’s partners, namely Investissement Québec, the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec and Montréal International. Present at the inauguration were Mr. Stéphane Paquet, President and CEO of Montréal International, Ms. Marwah Rizqy, Member of the National Assembly for Saint-Laurent, Mr. Alan DeSousa, Mayor of the borough of Saint-Laurent, Ms. Leesa Hodgson, Executive Director of Développement économique Saint-Laurent, Ms. Sylvie Séguin, Executive Director of the Saint-Laurent Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and its President, Mr. Kelvin K. Mo.

"The economic recovery is now well underway, and it is accelerating trends such as e-commerce. To remain competitive in the economy of tomorrow, companies of all sizes must accelerate their technological transformation. By investing in its infrastructures, L’Oréal Canada is ensuring that it remains successful and is consolidating its presence in Quebec," says Lucie Lecours, Minister for the Economy.