Canadian Manufacturing

Metro Supply Chain Group completes strategic investment in HCL Logistics

HCL Logistics provides warehousing, manufacturing line sequencing and distribution for defence industry clients.

March 3, 2021  by CM Staff

TORONTO — Metro Supply Chain Group Inc., a North American end-to-end supply chain logistics company, announced on Mar. 3, a strategic investment in HCL Logistics Inc. and HCL Transport Inc., a contract logistics company specializing in defence and industrial sectors, headquartered in London, Ontario.

“With this important investment, Metro Supply Chain Group is building on our proven leadership, ingenuity and quality services to clients with complex requirements, while deepening our capabilities in the defence sector,” said Chiko Nanji, Group Chairman of Metro Supply Chain Group.

Providing warehousing, manufacturing line sequencing, and distribution for on-time delivery of critical defence components to global clients, HCL Logistics offers rapid turnaround and accuracy, in addition to full visibility and reporting through every stage of the supply chain.

“We’re proud of all we’ve done to support our Canadian Forces and Allied Forces around the world,” explained Tim Van Holst, President of HCL Logistics. “As part of Metro Supply Chain Group, we’re well-positioned to further enhance our defence solutions and also expand into new markets.”

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With a focus on innovation through business intelligence, predictive transportation management software and advanced automation, Metro Supply Chain Group and HCL Logistics share a common vision.

“This market demands executional excellence and innovative solutions. As disruptions in global supply chains continue at an unprecedented pace, Metro Supply Chain Group can respond faster with the right strategy, plan and execution to help clients succeed,” said Martin Graham, Group President of Metro Supply Chain Group. “This is the start of a longterm partnership with Tim Van Holst, Franco Barbon and the exceptional team at HCL Logistics.”