In April 1985, Yusen established its first presence in Canada - a sales and operations office in Toronto. While still a branch office of Yusen Air & Sea Service (USA), Inc., the Toronto operation sparked our growth in Canada that continues to this day. This was the cornerstone of a growth pattern that continues to this day.
As part of our expansion plan, we became a Canadian corporation in September 1988. This was an important step in securing a 'Canadian Identity' and a platform for expanding the various types of services we offer. The following year, our Vancouver branch was opened to capitalize on expanding trade between Western Canada and the Pacific Rim countries.
In 1990, we obtained our license to operate a customs brokerage in Canada. This milestone allowed us to handle customer's shipments on a door-to-door basis.
Our Montreal branch was opened in March of 1997 to better serve clients based in Quebec and Eastern Canada. In May of the same year, we expanded our warehouse in Vancouver to accommodate increased air imports and warehousing/distribution business.
In 1998, we achieved our ISO 9002 certification - a true indication that we strive to continually improve the quality of our services provided to customers.
Yusen Air & Sea Service (Canada) Inc. arranged for and coordinated a full 3PL (third party logistics) facility for an automotive parts manufacturer in late 1999. This facility, located in Toronto, receives 'JIT' (just-in-time) inventories from several points of origin and then prepares orders and daily deliveries based on instructions from our client. Time and accuracy are of the essence since shortages, damages or delays could hold up a production line. The satisfaction shown by our client as well as the end user is a statement of confidence and appreciation in the professionalism and adaptability Yusen brings to each and every project.
In August 2001, our Canadian Headquarters & Toronto Branch moved into a state-of-the-art, 100,000 square foot facility in Brampton, Ontario. This company owned asset was designed to best accommodate the growing demand for 3PL (third party logistics) and growth in our warehousing/distribution business. Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) granted us a license in July 2002 to operate a bonded warehouse. This gives us complete control of all import cargo into the Toronto market.
Our steady pattern of growth and success continues and we very much appreciate the support of our wide range of customers - from small enterprises to multi-nationals. We at Yusen, pride ourselves in having continuity - with respect to customer and vendor relationships as well as that of our workforce. We are proud to say that we have many "long-term" employees that have grown along with us. The dedicated staff at Yusen Air & Sea Service (Canada) Inc. is here to service the needs of our clientele.
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