For Immediate Release

July 31, 2012

A52 Warehouse Inc., a leading Canadian 3PL warehouse provider, is excited to announce a new partnership with Patagonia, Inc. to provide warehousing and order fulfillment solutions for the brand in Canada.

Brandon Birch, General Manager at A52 – “We felt that we could provide real value by helping Patagonia streamline their business in Canada.  A52 can take on the logistics of warehousing and order fulfilment while Patagonia focuses on the growth of their brand. Patagonia’s philosophy surrounding quality products, hard work and integrity, combined with strong environmental responsibility mirrors A52’s concepts of visibility and truth, teamwork, integrity and social responsibility”.

Bruce Old, Patagonia’s Director of North American Sales: “We are very excited to have A52 Warehouse as our logistics partner in Canada. Patagonia values resourcefulness, quality and efficiency in its Canadian operations. Our long and thorough search led us to A52 Warehouse and we could not be more pleased with the strong team of people there.”

About A52 Warehouse Inc.

A52 Warehouse Inc. is strategically located just outside Vancouver, BC.  A52 provides exceptional Canadian warehousing and 3rd party logistics services for apparel, footwear and accessories brands in the Canadian marketplace.  A52 ships over $250 million worth of goods annually to all parts of Canada and they pride themselves on their record of reliability and 100% visibility, 100% of the time.

A52’s company goal is to provide flexible, headache-free warehousing and fulfilment services that consistently exceeds customer’s expectations.

About Patagonia
Patagonia, Inc., based in Ventura, California, is a leading designer of core outdoor, surf and sport-related apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories. With sales last year of $540M, the company is noted internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $47.5M in cash and in-kind donations to date. Incorporating environmental responsibility into product development, the company has, since 1996, used only organically grown cotton in its clothing line. Committed to making its products landfill-free, the company’s entire product line is recyclable thorough its Common Threads Initiative. The company also advocates corporate transparency through its interactive website, The Footprint Chronicles, which outlines the environmental and social footprint of individual products. Patagonia was featured as The Coolest Company on the Planet on Fortune Magazine’s April 2007 cover.