DSV Canada managing director Rob Chanona speaks to employees of the South Surrey branch Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

International company opens new facility in South Surrey

DSV is one of the world’s largest suppliers of transport and logistics services

One of the world’s largest suppliers of transport and logistics services, with offices in more than 80 countries, has expanded to South Surrey.

The new 215,000 sq-ft. warehouse is DSV Solutions first point of contact in Western Canada, located at 18899 28 Ave.

DSV Solutions is an acronym for De Sammensluttede Vognmænd, which translates to The Associated Haulers.

The Danish company employees more than 45,000 people across the globe, and is to employ 100 local residents at its newest facility.

“It’s going to be a lot of e-commerce,” Lee Ross, general manager of the South Surrey operation, told Peace Arch News this week. “E-commerce is where it’s selling directly to clients online as well as directly to stores for the clients we have in place.”

One of its major clients for the new facility is Sephora, which sells cosmetics.

Sephora manager of logistics and distribution Melissa Schaus attended DSV’s grand opening ceremony Thursday afternoon, and told employees of DSV that with the help of DSV, Sephora was able to reduce shipping time for online orders from one- to three-weeks to within a week.

The grand opening of the facility was held on the third day of operation for the Western Canada operation, and DSV Canada managing director Rob Chanona said there’s more to come.

Chanona told PAN at the event that DSV will open a second warehouse facility in South Surrey by 2020.



aaron.hinks@peacearchnews.com

Visit us at peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey looks to target illegal dumpers with surveillance cameras

Since 2007, illegal dumping has cost the City of Surrey more than $8.5 million dollars

Peacock trapping to commence in early September, says City of Surrey

Since plan approved in June, bylaw has focused on ensuring people no longer feed the birds, ahead of relocation

Downtown Surrey BIA announces all-candidates meetings

BIA plans three events for civic candidates this September, ahead of the Oct. 20 election

Pauline Greaves joins mayoral race in Surrey

Greaves says she will run as an independent, but ‘joining a slate is under consideration’

Retired teacher Julia Poole to run for Surrey school board

Poole says her passion is to ‘find new and different ways of engaging at-risk students and those who are physically and mentally challenged’

VIDEO: Surrey to host Western Regional Quidditch Championship in 2019

The fictional game in the Harry Potter series has become popular around the world, with 600 athletes in Canada alone

Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

Federal government announces over $115 million to Royal Canadian Navy

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan was at Victoria’s CFB Esquimalt to announce missile system upgrades

RCMP nab prolific car thief after month-long, B.C.-wide search

A province-wide warrant was issued for Brian Robert Stephan in June for a litany of offences

Court sides with developer in Jumbo ‘substantially started’ dispute

Resort developer successfully argues 2014 decision that halted the project was unfair

Canada’s tax system unfairly favours wealthy, poll of CRA auditors suggests

Four of every five respondents think loopholes and tax credits built into the system benefit the rich

Banff’s Sunshine ski resort upset with proposed guidelines from Parks Canada

The plan would allow for more visitors but wouldn’t let Sunshine build additional facilities

Conditions improve for battling northwest B.C. wildfires, minister says

‘Self-evacuated’ people fleeing smoke advised to go home

UPDATED: B.C. matching Red Cross donations for victims of wildfires

Donations being taken by many organizations, BC Hydro waiving bills

Most Read