United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

Over six decades of enabling Canadians to move and grow! It’s a year of celebration for United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. 2018 marks the organization’s 65thyear of service in Canada. The van line celebrated the company’s major milestone on September 18th.  

As Canada’s leading moving company, our company was established in 1953 by a small group of Canadian movers. They envisioned and built a cooperative of professional moving companies to ensure long distance moves were seamless and efficient. The group worked hard throughout the years for its own recognition and identity, eventually becoming 100% Canadian owned and operated in 2000. Today, United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. has one of the most comprehensive service coverage with over 125 locations across Canada and 1,200 partners worldwide.

How have we become one of the most recognized moving company in Canada? Simple. Since day one of operation, United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. and its Member mover community has believed that each move, whether around the corner or the globe, is unique. We make moving with us a personal experience and treat your belongings as if they were our own. We’ve always understood that your belongings are your collection of irreplaceable memories. We do everything we can to get them back to you safely.

We’ve been recognized over the years for this mentality and commitment from all our Member movers. As we reflect on the past six decades of operation, we’re proud of all our organization’s and Members’ accomplishments. Some of our highlights from the last 65 years are:

  • The first Canadian dispatch office opens in Toronto in 1955

  • The van line makes its first million-dollar month in volume in 1969

  • In 1999 The van line elects its first female President, Anne Martin

  • Becomes 100% Canadian owned and operated in 2000

  • 2009-2017 winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies program

  • Next 300 Companies: The Financial Post 500

  • Performance 2000 Companies; Canadian Business 500

  • Top Private Companies: Report on Business

  • 2015-2018: Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Companies

All of us at United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. are proud of the work we’ve put into our years. Thank you to our customers, shareholders and employees for their contributions to our continued success. It does not go unnoticed. 

Here’s to 65 more!

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