Voyager747 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 47 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7670 times:
I was just looking through the database and have found that Purolator only has small size aircrafts (727 and prop).How do they deliver mail across to Europe and Asia.What aircraft do they use?Do they piggy back off some other air courier?
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13283 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7604 times:
Purolator (originally part of the company that makes oil, air, and other filters for vehicles) merged it's business in the USA into Airborne Express a number of years ago, which in turn merged into DHL. They may still use the name in some markets due to certain local licensing and marketing issues.
Purolator indeed has had a very lucrative deal with Airborne Express in the US to deliver it's packages. When ABX was merged into DHL, we subsequently renewed our contract with DHL. DHL delivers our freight in the US.
Quoting Planemaker (Reply 4): Correct... and they still make filters for airplanes and helicopters.
FYI, the origin of the name Purolator is "Pure-oil-later."
Purolator Courier in Canada is owned by Canada Post (a Crown Corporation). Their 727s (and Convairs) are operated and maintained by Kelowna Flightcraft.
This is correct.
As a matter of fact, the gentleman who owns Kelowna (Barry Lapointe) actually sits on our Board of Directors.
Additionally, Purolator years ago went through a re-branding so to speak. We kept the name, but we had to change our logo. This was part of the agreement when Canada Post bought us.
Just a side-tid-bit, Canada Post owns about 95% (I believe?) of Purolator Courier, however, we are completely and separately run. As a matter of fact, Canada Post is one of our major competitors!
There were still some old old old Purolator Oil-similar logo's on our fleet a while ago (automobile fleet) and subsequently we had to make payments to Purolator Oil Filter, as we were using their branding.
Purolator is becoming a large company --> we are the premier courier company in Canada, and hope to become larger in the US. We have Purolator USA, which is mainly a north-bound to Canada, consolidated shipment service. Works quite well, our customers love it.
If you ahve any other questions, please feel free to drop me a line, or thru this thread!
SP90 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7337 times:
You learn something new everyday on a.net. I just put a Purolator oil filter on my car today and until this moment, I thought they only made filters. That's why when I saw the thread name I thought what the heck is this doing in civil aviation.
JohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 858 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7213 times:
"Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 3):
Purolator's US biz was merged with Emery, not AFC/ABX.
Incorrect -- I work for Purolator.
Purolator indeed has had a very lucrative deal with Airborne Express in the US to deliver it's packages. When ABX was merged into DHL, we subsequently renewed our contract with DHL. DHL delivers our freight in the US."
INCORRECT! I worked for AFC and Purolator was AFC's Canadian EXPRESS agent. Heavyweight shipments and those requiring formal customs clearnance were handled by Peace Bridge Brokers.
Per JP Fleets International, Emery Worldwide merged Purolator' US operations into their own in September 1987.
SkydrolBoy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7062 times:
Kelowna Flightcraft operates 12 727-200's and 4 CV-580's for purolator. Barry Lapointe who own's KF owns 5% of Purolator and sits on their board of directors, Canada Post owns 94% of the company and the remaing 1% is owned by employees.