L'Oréal Canada has celebrated the expansion of its distribution center, located in Saint-Laurent, Canada.
Related: L’Oréal Opening California HQ
This expansion project, called Project Progress, which 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.
In attendance of the inauguration includes the project's partners, namely Investissement Québec, the Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation du Québec and Montréal International.
Frank Kollmar, president and CEO of L'Oréal Canada, said during the inauguration: "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."
Hubert Bolduc, president of Investissement Québec International, said, "With this major investment, L'Oréal Canada confirms that Québec and its metropolis remain a destination of choice for major international players who wish to open up to new markets and take advantage of a constantly evolving ecosystem. Our team will continue to work to promote the advantages of investing here over the long term, while working alongside subsidiaries of foreign companies to help them prosper and continue to invest in Québec."
Stéphane Paquet, CEO of Montréal International, said, "Groupe L'Oréal, with its Canadian head office in Montréal, is a great example of a French multinational company with solid roots in the city and a drive to innovate. Montréal is an anchor point for L'Oréal to serve its clients across North America and accelerate its digital transformation, thanks to the support of a pool of qualified talent and a diverse business ecosystem."
Alan DeSousa, mayor of the borough of Saint-Laurent said, "Saint-Laurent is proud to welcome L'Oréal Canada's Progress project to its territory! The expansion and modernization of the storage capacities of the only distribution center in Canada for the world leader in cosmetics will make it possible to respond to the growth of online commerce, which has been further increased by the pandemic. After having shown extraordinary resilience, Laurentian businesses continue to innovate for a strong and sustainable recovery!"