|Founded||Eastern Canada, 1960|
|Headquarters||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
Number of locations
172 operations facilities|
111 Shipping Centres
Right Hand Men
|Products||Parcel delivery, Logistics|
|Revenue||CA$1.63 billion (2017)|
Canada Post (91%)|
Barry Lapointe Holdings (7%)
Number of employees
The company was originally organized as Trans Canada Couriers, Ltd. In 1967, it was acquired by the US manufacturer of oil and air filters Purolator of Fayetteville, North Carolina (founded as Motor Improvements Incorporated in 1923)—the name was originally an abbreviated form of "pure oil later". In 1987, the company returned to Canadian ownership. Although it retained the Purolator name, it has since had no connection with the oil filter business.
Purolator has partnered with UPS for deliveries outside of Canada.
On September 24, 2007, Purolator Inc. introduced the Unicell Quicksider, a prototype full-electric vehicle, lightweight urban delivery vehicle, developed by a consortium led by Toronto-based Unicell Limited in partnership with ArvinMeritor, Battery Engineering and Test Services Inc.; Bodycote Material Testing; Electrovaya Inc.; PMG Technologies Inc.; Purolator Courier Ltd.; Southwestern Energy; and the Transportation Development Centre of Transport Canada.
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- "Purolator Introduces Prototype Battery-Electric Delivery Vehicle". Green Car Congress. 2007-09-24. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
- "Purolator Quicksider Electric Delivery Vehicle Displayed in Toronto". TreeHugger. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
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