City of Oshawa welcomes new warehouse operation from global logistics company GEODIS

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The City of Oshawa is pleased to announce that GEODIS, a global leading transport and logistics provider, has opened its latest warehouse operation in Panattoni Canada’s new state-of-the-art industrial building at 883 Thornton Road South in Oshawa.

GEODIS provides logistical solutions featuring five lines of business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express and Road Transport). GEODIS has a direct presence in 67 countries with a global network spanning nearly 170 countries.

In 2018, Panattoni Canada acquired 11 hectares (27 acres) of land at the corner of Thornton Road and Wentworth Street to develop two industrial buildings totaling 58,646 sq.m. (631,000 sq.ft.) nearing completion. With the GEODIS announcement, Panattoni Development Company’s brand-new, state-of-the-art 40,877 sq.m. (440,000 sq.ft.) industrial building at 883 Thornton Road South is now fully leased.

Location highlights:

  • A highly accessible site, the property is strategically located 2.35 km from Highway 401.
  • Provides for efficient transportation routes to the GTA and Montreal markets and access to a variety of amenities across Durham Region.
  • Public transit via Durham Region Transit is available minutes from the site and provides direct access to the Oshawa GO station and to the Oshawa Centre Terminal, a major transit hub connecting Oshawa to the Region of Durham.

For information on GEODIS, visit: www.geodis.com.

Oshawa businesses are encouraged to contact Oshawa Economic Development Services at [email protected]. For more information on Economic Development Services, visit www.oshawa.ca/business and follow @InvestOshawa on Twitter.

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“We are pleased to continue receiving such great news about companies and jobs coming to our great city,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “Oshawa is an attractive location for organizations considering an eastern presence within the GTA. We offer proximity to major North American markets and a lifestyle that is growing in popularity as new residents flock to our region.”

“We have worked with focus and diligence to attract and secure investment to land thousands of new jobs for our local economy which are positioning Oshawa as Toronto’s most dynamic neighbour. Globally recognized companies such as GEODIS are a very welcome addition to Oshawa as we look towards economic recovery and new growth,” said Councillor Tito-Dante Marimpietri, Chair, Development Services Committee. “We continue to successfully seek major new employers to our community, further spurring the strong industrial growth we have turned our attention toward in order to ensure Oshawa’s economy is propelled on a path to recovery. Major investments in Oshawa by international giants such as Panattoni and GEODIS are creating high quality employment opportunities, with many more exciting employers queuing to launch their projects and collectively create thousands of new jobs across the City of Oshawa. Stay tuned as we continue working to make Oshawa an economic powerhouse again – there is much more exciting economic development news to come for residents in our community!”

“Oshawa and eastern GTA businesses are certain to benefit with the GEODIS new Oshawa facility location, being an enhancement to the supply chain distribution and multi-modal transportation processes,” said Councillor Rosemary McConkey, Vice-Chair, Development Services Committee.

“I am pleased to welcome GEODIS to our city, and specifically to Ward 5. Their choice to locate here confirms Oshawa as the premier location in Durham for industrial and business expansion. It will lead us to many more exciting projects moving forward,” said Councillor Brian Nicholson, Ward 5 Regional and City Councillor.

“We welcome GEODIS to Oshawa and celebrate their contribution to strengthening our local economy. New local jobs, providing manufacturing plants with needed supplies, warehousing, and logistical services makes Oshawa better,” said Councillor John Gray, Ward 5 City Councillor

“GEODIS is thrilled to join the Oshawa community, which now marks our second campus in Canada and expands our presence in this growing region,” said Bahi Kamalanathan, Senior Director of Operations, Contract Logistics in Canada at GEODIS. “This new facility is just the latest example of GEODIS’ commitment to being a strong growth partner to our customers by continually expanding our processes and infrastructure to help them best meet their supply chain needs.”



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