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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.
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.
The company purchases Morgan Scott, further expanding its Canadian focus in the non-food retail, redistribution and food processor segments.
Bunzl Canada launches R3 Redistribution, its redistribution business.
Bunzl Canada expands into the safety market by acquiring McCordick Glove & Safety, a distributor of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Cambridge, Ontario,
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.
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.
Bunzl Canada acquires GF Packaging and Fastening, to expand its offering to include industrial packaging and supplies.
Emballages Maska is acquired in Ste. Hyacinthe, Quebec, to expand the redistribution business into the Quebec marketplace.
The company acquires Apex Sanitation to complete its national coverage in cleaning and hygiene in Canada.
Bunzl Canada acquires Plus 2, a redistribution industry leader, to firmly establish a national footprint in redistribution