Purolator (Canada)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by code5, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. code5

    code5 Member

    I was just wondering what kind of association UPS has with Purolator here in Canada.

    For those who don't know, Purolator dominates the Canadian courier market and their majority owner is Canada Post.

    I have heard Canada Post would like to unload them, however, they are apparently riddled in debt. UPS has had several chances to purchase them, but will not assume that debt.

    Recently, UPS has a working relationship with Purolator where they deliver our rural areas that we contract out and we deliver their U.S. volume.

    Of course, there is speculation now that we plan or already have bought Purolator.

    Does anyone have any information on this, or is it just the good old rumour mill.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I hate to admit it but I always thought that Purolator only made oil and air filters.
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Purolator was fairly big here in the midwest U.S. back in the 70's---then they just disappeared
     
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    We used to have a poster here who always bragged that Purolator was buying UPS.

    ....or was that TNet???
     
  5. before we think about Purolator I hope they close the deal with TNT first.
     
  6. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    I hate to admit it but i too am old enough to remember those gun metal grey vans running around back in the 70s also
     
  7. Bloodybrown

    Bloodybrown New Member

    I remember, they had terrible service and ran on 1% profit margins just so they could survive......the barely did, until they just died!!
     
  8. Bloodybrown

    Bloodybrown New Member

    I hope we get both of them as long as the price is right!!
     
  9. looper804

    looper804 Is it time to go home yet

    Remember the commercials,the fast takling guy and all the people that couldn't remember their name.They were good commercials.
     
  10. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    there sure hasnt been much talk about this in about a week or two, does anyone have any positive proof that ups is going to give them a go???
     
  11. Big Duke 6

    Big Duke 6 New Member

    Code5 search Facebook, groups , Purolator. To get there thoughts on this situation.
     
  12. FAVREFAN

    FAVREFAN Member

    Yeah, I remember. Those were in the early 80's. Hilarious! I remember.
     
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    Like this?


    Purolator Courier Commercial




    Or this?


    Purolator Courier spec commercial