Medline Canada announces new medical supplies distribution centre in Alberta

The 160,000-square-foot facility will serve as the western operations hub

Mississauga, Ontario – Sept 18, 2023 – Medline Canada, Corporation – a leading medical supplies manufacturer and distributor – announced today it will open a new 160,000-square-foot distribution centre in Rocky View, Alberta, just north of Calgary, doubling its current warehouse space in the province.

Over the past five years, Medline Canada has expanded its operations footprint and supply chain network nationally while growing product offerings, capabilities and market share. The new western distribution hub will improve the company’s agility and enhance service responsiveness to customers in the western region. 

“Every day, we’re focused on our mission to help customers deliver the best outcomes in every healthcare setting. We ensure they have the right products and solutions on time, from coast to coast,” said Ernie Philip, president of Medline Canada. “By increasing our network capacity, we’re addressing the growing demand out west while laying a deeper foundation for expansion across our acute, primary care and long-term care business lines.”

Medline has one of Canada’s most extensive inventory capacities to help ensure the availability of supplies and medical equipment to a wide range of hospitals, clinics, seniors’ residences, pharmacies and retail stores. 

With this new distribution facility in the west, Medline has more than one million square feet of warehouse space nationally, strategically located to provide logistics, warehousing services and demand planning from eight locations, including a 600,000-square-foot, LEED® certified national distribution hub in Guelph, Ontario.

“Healthcare is under pressure in every province, and we’re responding with more ways to support our customers,” continued Philip. “By being more efficient, agile and resilient, we’re increasing excellence in our operations and enabling our people to make the best impact in supporting our customers across the entire healthcare continuum.”

Medline Canada plans to ship its first customer orders from the new facility in January 2024.