Metro acquires Ontario operations of Van De Water-Raymond LTD.

Metro Supply Chain Group (“Metro”) announced today that Metro company, Pivot Logistics Inc., has acquired the Ontario warehousing and distribution operations of Van De Water-Raymond Ltd. Van De Water-Raymond provides comprehensive distribution and marketing solutions to the Canadian consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry with a strong focus on grocery and pharmaceuticals. This acquisition further expands Metro’s Canadian footprint and builds on its CPG expertise which includes specialist markets such as pet care.

“This company is a very good fit for the Metro family,” says founder and CEO, Chiko Nanji. “Much of Van De Water-Raymond’s operation runs parallel to our existing competencies in the consumer packaged goods industry, so this builds onto our infrastructure nicely.”

Metro Group President, Graham Martin, views this as an opportunity to further cement the company’s leadership position in the Canadian market: “This acquisition reinforces our intention to be experts in the markets and services we offer.”

“Metro is focused on excellence in the industry and has a strong reputation for customer satisfaction,” says Van De Water-Raymond owner, Yves Raymond. “We are very confident that this acquisition will bring value to our customers served by the Ontario facilities.”

About Metro Supply Chain
Metro Supply Chain is a strategic supply chain solutions partner for some of the world’s fastest growing and most recognizable organizations. Managing more than 12 million square feet in over 96 sites across North America and Europe with a team of 6,000, it is the largest privately-owned supply chain solutions company based in Canada. For almost 50 years, Metro Supply Chain’s scale, wide capabilities and entrepreneurial structure has enabled it to meet its customers’ most challenging supply chain needs, including the creation of complex e-commerce fulfillment and last-mile delivery networks.

About Van de Water-Raymond

Van de Water-Raymond is a family-owned business, established in 1960, with an excellent reputation in sales, marketing, warehousing and distribution. More than 140 employees, active mainly in Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes, meet the needs of businesses at all levels of trade in the food and pharmaceutical industries, as well as supermarkets and small retailers.