Giant Tiger Distribution Centre

A large-scale ultramodern facility using robotics to handle a large volume of merchandise.

CIMA+ collaborated with Giant Tiger in designing an energy efficient facility that meets the needs of its operators. This centre is built within an industrial park owned by Giant Tiger in the Town of Johnstown, Township of Edwardsburg Cardinal in Ontario, near the intersection of Highways 401 and 416. The new distribution centre has a total area of 59,291 m2, the equivalent of 10 football fields, while the overhead clearance inside the warehouse exceeds 15.2 m. This ultramodern warehouse facility is designed to handle 80% of the volume using robotics, while the balance of bulk product is handled manually.  The lighting system inside this warehouse is designed to ensure that barcodes can be read easily by robots and thus prevent any error when moving merchandise. This project won the 2019 Regional Technology Award from the Ottawa Valley Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).