Wesgroup purchased PacificLink in 2004 – a brownfield site situated south of the Fraser River on Scott Road that required extensive environmental remediation and innovative initiatives like our transport reduction and soil amendment programs.
The site offered exceptional access to road, rail and sea transport, making it an ideal location for any efficient supply chain and/or distribution network.
For Frito Lay Canada – a company with a strong environmental record – shortening distribution related drive distances is the key to reducing costs and environmental impact. With changes in population distribution and developing infrastructure, Frito Lay Canada identified PacificLink as the ideal hub.
In August, 2007, Frito Lay Canada purchased just over 11 acres of the 83-acre site. Canada’s largest snack food company could be exactly where they wanted to be, and gave the still budding PacificLink a significant boost in profile.
Wesgroup, the vendor, continued to provide ongoing advice and support efficiently guiding Ontario-based Frito Lay through the City of Surrey approval process, and positioning it to make the April 16, 2009 grand opening.
Today, the Frito Lay distribution facility is a model of energy efficient, eco-friendly construction choices, from its highly insulated envelope, Energy Star-rated reflective roof, water-efficient landscaping and usage, and energy efficient lighting and heating technologies.
Learn more about how Frito Lay and Wesgroup are working to reduce their environmental impact at www.fritolay.com.