Purolator rolls out name change

In an effort to highlight its expanded reach, Purolator Courier Ltd. said this week it has changed its official name to Purolator Inc. and Purolator USA is now Purolator International.

By ·

In an effort to highlight its expanded reach, Purolator Courier Ltd. said this week it has changed its official name to Purolator Inc. and Purolator USA is now Purolator International.

Company officials said this name change reflects how the company has expanded its service coverage from ten to 20 markets in the United States and delivering to more postal codes in Canada as well. And they added that it shows how Purolator has transitioned from a “courier company to a comprehensive logistics service provider focused on delivering Canada fully and sustainably, leveraging the full range of its multi-modal capabilities.”

Purolator President John Costanzo said in an interview that as Canada’s largest logistics company, Purolator’s previous legal name did not reflect its wide selection of services. And he added that this name change will not change how Purolator provides services to shippers.

When asked why Purolator USA is changing its name to Purolator International, he said that it reflects how the company is “continuing to develop our international markets, this element of our name change is a reflection of the global growth envisioned for our organization beyond North American borders.”

With Purolator expanding into ten additional U.S. markets, coupled with plans to grow internationally, he said that further communication will be made once the specifics of this expansion are available.

Purolator provides shippers with various services, including automated solutions, 24 hour pick up and delivery focused on moving parcel and freight shipments globally and locally. It uses Canada’s largest dedicated air express fleet and has an extensive service network, with more than 120 operations locations, more than 140 Shipping Centers, more than 550 authorized Shipping Agents and more than 350 drop boxes, handling close to 1.1 million pieces daily, according to company officials, and Purolator International specializes in forwarding and delivering the products of companies based outside Canada to, from, and within the Canadian market.


About the Author

Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

3PL · Courier · Purolator · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
The View from the New “Single Window”
The single window, officially known as the "International Trade Data System," operates via the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency's Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) platform, and serves as a single point of contact for all trade filings.
Download Today!
From the March 2017 Issue
WMS vendors are stepping up to the plate and developing functionalities and solutions that meet the complex needs of today’s companies. Our top analysts take a peek into these developments and discuss the DC of the future and the software that will support it.
5 Supply Chain Trends Happening Now
2017 Warehouse/DC Equipment Survey: Investment up as service pressures rise
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
2017 Trucking Regulations & Infrastructure Update
In this session our panel brings shippers up to date on the state of transportation regulations. Discussion will revolve around regulatory reform, aspects of the federal highway bill and what the transportation landscape looks like in the early days of the Trump administration.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
LM Exclusive: Major Modes Join E-commerce Mix
While last mile carriers receive much of the attention, the traditional modal heavyweights are in...
ASEAN Logistics: Building Collectively
While most of the world withdraws inward, Southeast Asia is practicing effective cooperation between...

2017 Rate Outlook: Will the pieces fall into place?
Trade and transport analysts see a turnaround in last year’s negative market outlook, but as...
Logistics Management’s Top Logistics News Stories 2016
From mergers and acquisitions to regulation changes, Logistics Management has compiled the most...