A Brief History of Purolator International

Canadian Transportation Company Making History

In 1998, Purolator USA (a subsidiary of Purolator Courier, Ltd) was incorporated in the US and began to grow the US market. In 2001, John Costanzo, joined as President with the task of executing Purolator’s strategic growth plans and develop the business overall.

In 2003, Purolator received ISO 9001:2000 registration from the Quality Management Institute. The registration guides corporate standards and practices to the benefit of both the company and its consumers. Purolator is the only Canadian freight and courier company awarded the registration.

Purolator’s efforts to be a good corporate citizen are rewarded as it earned a prestigious 2005 Canada Awards for Excellence, from the National Quality Institute. It is the first of many such awards.

From 2006 through 2009, Purolator earned prestigious Canadian awards for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and fuel consumption and the fight against hunger (Purolator Tackle Hunger program). During this time, Purolator also earned some of the highest consumer satisfaction ratings and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 10 Corporate Cultures.

While earning this recognition, Purolator didn’t stand still. From 2007 through 2009, Purolator significantly expanded its cross-border shipping capabilities by opening processing facilities in Los Angeles, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York.

In 2009, Purolator introduced Beacon, a sophisticated online portal where customers can track shipping to and from Canada as well as manage billing and reporting.

2010 was a busy year, as Purolator USA earned recognition as the preeminent cross-border shipping company, with faster transit times and fewer delays, reduced costs and superior logistics and supply chain solutions.  Purolator USA launched Purolator Express, an overnight express service from the US to Canada. Customers felt the immediate impact as the Canadian market became ever easier to reach. And, finally, Thomas Schmitt joined the team as President and Chief Executive Officer of Purolator Courier, Ltd, bringing with him vast leadership experience within shipping that will help take Purolator to the next level.

2011 has not been different from previous years, on March 1, Purolator Courier, Inc. has announced a new corporate name of Purolator, Inc. With this change, Purolator USA merged with Purolator Global Supply Chain Services to form one entity, Purolator International, Inc.

Through the air, over water or on the ground, we deliver Canada.

Contact Purolator today at 1-888-511-4811 to learn more about how we can help your company.