Canadian Manufacturing

McKesson opens doors at $73M Trenton, Ont. pharmaceutical distribution centre

500,000 square-foot facility will deliver medicine to patients throughout Ontario

October 21, 2015  by Canadian Staff

MONTREAL—McKesson Canada has thrown open the doors at its new pharmaceutical distribution centre in Trenton, Ont. The state-of-the-art facility represents a $73 million investment for the U.S.-based pharmaceutical distributor.

“This site will become McKesson Canada’s most important regional base, servicing patients throughout Ontario,” Alain Champagne, president of McKesson Canada, said. “Building this new facility was an important decision for us. Together with our employees, this site enables McKesson Canada to increase capacity and better respond to the evolving needs of health providers in Ontario while achieving greater operational efficiencies.”

The new distribution centre is expected to provide an economic boost for the central Ontario city, employing a staff of 200. The facility features 500,000 square-feet of warehouse space and 12,700 square feet of office space, making it approximately 25-times larger than the company’s original building in Trenton.

“It is fitted out with one-of-a-kind equipment and tools including a new automation system that helps increase the distribution centre’s overall productivity and volume of orders,” the company said.