Ryder to expand services for Imperial Tobacco Canada
Ryder System will provide expanded logistic services to Imperial Tobacco Canada, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco.
Ryder has provided warehousing for Imperial Tobacco across Canada since 1988, but additional services will be added, including order fulfillment and supply chain management, offshore warehousing, and inbound transportation management.
As part of its expanded services, Ryder will provide direct-to-store finished product delivery to more than 26,000 retail locations throughout Canada.
This 'purpose-built' delivery system, the first of its kind in the Canadian tobacco industry, will employ over 400 specially trained truck drivers and material handlers, more than 200 customized delivery vans, and 21 warehouse and cross dock facilities. In addition, Ryder will design and operate customized information technology systems to provide order visibility and inventory management.
Imperial brands include du MAURIER, Player’s, Peter Jackson, JPS, Avanti, Cameo, Kool, Marlboro, and Matinee.