History

1990

Bunzl Distribution expands into Canada and Mexico. Bunzl relocates its North American headquarters to St. Louis, Missouri, and establishes its Canadian headquarters in Burlington, Ontario.

2001

Bunzl Canada acquires Godin, a distributor based in Quebec, Canada, and Eastern Paper, a leading distributor to supermarkets, food processors and other distributors in the Canadian Atlantic market. These acquisitions extend the company’s geographic service coverage across Canada.

2006

The company purchases Morgan Scott, further expanding its Canadian focus in the non-food retail, redistribution and food processor segments.

2010

Bunzl Canada launches R3 Redistribution, its redistribution business.

2012

Bunzl Canada expands into the safety market by acquiring McCordick Glove & Safety, a distributor of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Cambridge, Ontario,

2014

Bunzl Canada acquires Wesclean Cleaning Supplies and Equipment, Western Canada’s leader in the cleaning and hygiene industry to deepen its capabilities in the janitorial and sanitation sector.

2015

The company acquires Acme Supplies, Vancouver Island’s best-established cleaning and hygiene distributor as well as Planet Clean (formerly Janitor’s Warehouse), to continue to build its capability in cleaning and hygiene product and equipment distribution and service in Western Canada. It also purchases Prescott SM, in Montreal, to increase its cleaning and hygiene expertise and its equipment service capabilities in central Canada.

2015

Bunzl Canada acquires GF Packaging and Fastening, to expand its offering to include industrial packaging and supplies.

2015

Emballages Maska is acquired in Ste. Hyacinthe, Quebec, to expand the redistribution business into the Quebec marketplace.

2016

The company acquires Apex Sanitation to complete its national coverage in cleaning and hygiene in Canada.

2016

Bunzl Canada acquires Plus 2, a redistribution industry leader, to firmly establish a national footprint in redistribution

 

 

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