The purchase of BB, based in Alberta, will give Importel, based in Toronto, a national Canadian presence. To that end, the company is renamed Importel East, and Importel West (formerly BB Distribution).
“This will result in a wider offering of products, reduced transit times, and the
addition of an already greatly established team in Western Canada,” said Importel West & East President Trevor Patrick.
No immediate changes will be made to the ordering process for BB customers, said Patrick.
Orders submitted through BB Distribution (Importel West) will continue to be processed via email, website orders, and by phone. All account balances that are currently owing B&B Distribution Ltd. (BB Distribution) as of Aug 1 will now be paid to Importel Ltd. More details will follow in the coming days, said Importel.
Effective immediately, the BB Distribution warehouse in Oakville is closed and the inventory will be transferred to the Importel East warehouse. During the transition period, BB Distribution exclusive brands will be processed via the Importel West (BB Distribution) facility in Alberta. Until the move is completed, for the customers located in Ontario, the BB Distribution exclusive brands will be unavailable for pick-up.
Customers with questions can contact:
Importel East: (416) 665-3413 or 1 (800) 363-3413
Importel West: (780) 439-3901 or 1 (800) 279-0636