Oops, we did it again! Drexel just got EVEN bigger.

We are pleased to announce the opening of our second warehouse in London, Ontario, with even more room to grow! In addition to our warehouse at 100 Kellogg Lane, we now have a second location to call home at 1005 Wilton Grove RD. There is an additional 175,000 square feet of space, equipped to hold 15,000 pallets, with the potential of adding another 350,000 square feet of space in the near future.

It’s not just our space that’s growing, it’s also our team. We have created 20+ new jobs in London, Ontario as a result of our expansion and are hiring for multiple positions with a wide range of skills ranging from Order Pickers to Shippers & Receivers. We are looking for energetic, motivated, and committed people to join our team. See our latest job opportunities at Drexel.ca/careers.

By expanding our business, we will continue to provide excellent customer service to both our existing and new customers.

Do you want your product to reach more customers? We can help! Get in touch with our team – 1.833.DREXEL.1 or info@drexel.ca.

XIAOMI – Always Believe That Something Wonderful is About to Happen!

Xiaomi continuously pursues a high-quality user experience & innovative design. We are thrilled to welcome Xiaomi to the North American Market, and in Canada, to be a dealer offering their world-class products.

Xiaomi offers more than 2000+ Smart Lifestyle products and continuously pursues innovative designs to make quality technology accessible to everyone. They have 4 product categories that we will be welcoming to the Drexel collection – Mobile Accessories in Q3 2021, Smart Home Products in Q4 2021, and Lifestyle Products in Q4 2021.

Why Xiaomi?

  • Xiaomi is in more than 100 markets globally
  • It’s the #3 Smartphone Brand Worldwide (behind Apple & Samsung)
  • The youngest company on the Fortune 500 Lis
  • Ranked amongst the Top 100 Global Brands
  • More than 2,000 Smart lifestyle products
  • More than 400 design awards
  • Their “Mi” consumer brand has more than 700 stores
  • ~400M Mi Smartphone users
  • ~ 325M IOT connected devices
  • Listed as a Top 100 Global Innovators for 3 years in a row

We are pleased to introduce Xiaomi to the North American market and to be a Canadian distributor for their world-class products. Contact your Drexel Sales Representative or get in touch with our team to learn more 1.833.DREXEL.1 or drexelretail.com/xiaomi 

Nite Ize – Innovative Products!

Nite Ize designs & manufactures inventor-driven products that organize your life, protect your gear, light your way, and creatively solve your everyday problems. Introducing unique and exciting new products to Canadian retailers and customers is what we do best.


  • 91% of customers rate as excellent
  • 23% increase in brand recognition
  • 3.5M searches
  • Fun & functional products
  • Worry-free guarantee
  • Always working on the next great solution

We are excited to announce that Drexel is a new Canadian Distributor of Nite Ize’s pet products, and as a team of dog owners & animal lovers, we are excited to share our new line of pet products with you. Nite Ize has a diverse line of fun and functional pet products that make every adventure with Fido simpler, safer, and more fun. Whether you need an All-In-One Collar + Leash or a LED rechargeable LED Dog collar, Nite Ize has safe and reliable products for your pet.

We are thrilled about our brand partnership with Night Ize and look forward to seeing what comes next. To learn more about Nite Ize watch their company overview by clicking here.

Whoever you are, whatever you do, Nite Ize has something for you! To find out more about Nite Ize contact your Drexel sales representative, or contact us at info@drexel.ca.

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Flowtron – Fight Before They Bite

Did you know that Drexel is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Flowtron products? Canada-wide, we provide customers and national retailers with products they’ll love from international suppliers and manufacturers. As the Canadian distributor of Flowtron products, we take care of warehousing, logistics, and order fulfillment so that their brand can focus on growth.

Flowtron’s affordable, effective biting insect solutions will keep your outdoor spaces free of mosquitoes and biting insects throughout the year. Regardless of the size of your backyard or property, bug-free living is possible with our electronic insect killers with coverage ranging from 1/4 acre up to 1-1/2 acres. No matter if you’re at the cottage, on the patio, or hosting your next family barbecue, we have the bug zapper for you!

The advanced electronic insect control system from Flowtron eliminates thousands of flying insect pests daily, offering an environmentally friendly way to rid your outdoor areas of these pests.

“Zap” away your worries with Flowtron! Get in touch with our team! 📞 1.833.DREXEL.1 or drexelretail.com/flowtron

Drexel Industries is one of the hottest logistics businesses in London

Thank you to The London Free Press for the feature on our new expansion! You can read the full story by clicking here.

Located in the former Kellogg site, Drexel Industries is one of the hottest logistics businesses in London and is expanding into Brose, while keeping its Kellogg space.

There is about 2,300 square metres of warehouse space at Kellogg. Brose is 16,000 square metres and an additional 32,500 square metres is being added in a two-phase expansion, with Drexel taking all of it, Salmon said.

Drexel Industries Expands to Meet Growing Demand

Thank you London Inc. Magazine for the fantastic feature on Drexel Industries and our President, Jason Salmon.

To view this article in magazine format click here.

To read it online click here.


Fulfilling expectations

WITH FRONT-PORCH AND lobby deliveries ­providing not just goods but an element of hope and excitement during lockdowns, a London logistics company is expanding to a second location to handle demand.

For a decade, third-party logistics (3PL) business Drexel Industries has stored and shipped goods for a variety of online retailers — ­essentially the Amazon model for dozens of retailers, including Costco, Walmart, Best Buy, Canadian Tire and even Amazon itself.

It operates from a 300,000-square-foot space at 100 Kellogg Lane, former home of the cereal company. It is the creation of Jason Salmon, whose wife, Jennifer, is VP of business development and whose sister, Tara, is CFO.

“It started in my garage,” Salmon recalls. “I started as a wholesaler, selling to online retailers. We started by selling floor scrubbers, learned a lot and began to expand.”

From his garage, he moved to various self-storage spaces, then to an 8,000-square-foot facility, then to 35,000-square feet, then to his current space. Salmon’s landlord throughout has been E&E McLaughlin, so he knew where to turn when he realized he needed still more space.

“We started by selling floor scrubbers, learned a lot and began to expand” —Jason Salmon

Later this year, Drexel will open a second location on Wilton Grove Road. It has been home to auto parts maker Brose. “Brose is relocating this summer. In July, we can start renovations. We’ll have 150,000 square feet initially, but the site could handle an expansion of 350,000 square feet in the future.”

It’s a safe bet the company will need that extra space one day.

At Kellogg, the company has 20 shipping docks and a steady stream of trucks delivering goods and couriers picking up. Its primary courier is FedEx, “but we use them all. We’re one of the biggest local shippers.”

Fulfilling expectations Drexel Logistics

When someone scrolls through the Best Buy website late at night, settling on an espresso machine or laptop, Drexel is involved immediately. It receives an electronic data interchange (EDI), the language of e-commerce. Although the buyer gets emails and updates from Best Buy, it’s actually Drexel running the show, keeping the buyer updated on the delivery, ­retrieving it from a warehouse shelf, and sending it off to its destination as quickly as possible.

The company has both a VP of business intelligence in charge of I.T. and a separate EDI analyst, among many tech folks. There are about 90 employees in London, many of whom patrol the warehouse assembling orders. There’s another dozen or so in Toronto and Vancouver doing sales work. The company expects to hire about 20 ­people when it expands this summer.

Although its provisions of 3PL ­services has grown rapidly during the pandemic, it’s not the only thing Drexel does. It also sources products and sells them directly to retailers. That wholesale function slowed considerably when many stores closed or limited customer access in the last year. But it’s an area Salmon is confident will rebound post-pandemic.

“We’ve got two full-time product people looking for items retailers will want when we come out of this. We’re looking for table games and other things for inside the home. I think it will be like the Roaring Twenties, with people who have saved money getting out for holidays and shopping.”

If this summer’s expansion isn’t enough, Drexel is also aiming south of the border, dipping its toe in the massive market in the coming months. It will ship from here, taking advantage of an $800 exception for any taxes or duty. When volume increases, it plans to open a U.S. warehouse. Fulfilling expectations Drexel Logistics Christopher Clark

Drexel just got a whole lot bigger.

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our home at 100 Kellogg Lane in London, Ontario – the ICC Room! In addition to our 300,000 square foot warehouse space, we have expanded into the original Kellogg’s Factory Inventory Control Center. Our expansion includes an additional 26,000 square feet of space, with 88’ high ceilings, and is equipped to store 4,900 more pallets.

The ICC Room was once used to store raw ingredients for making Kellogg’s cereal. The raw ingredients would be stored here and then get picked from an automated forklift, via conveyor, to the room where they baked the cereal.  The baking room is now home to 100Kellogg’s “The Factory”.

We are thrilled to give London’s historic Kellogg factory a new purpose with Drexel. We have begun to load pallets in our new room, and we will look to fill capacity within the next month.

Do you want your product to reach more customers? We can help! Get in touch with our team – 1.833.DREXEL.1 or info@drexel.ca.


Conveyor belt in Drexel warehouse Drexel Industries ICC Room

Logistics firm’s purchase doubles staff, sales potential

A London company has bought a Toronto-area business and is moving it here, consolidating operations in the former Kellogg plant. Drexel Industries is doubling its staff and owner Jason Salmon is confident the purchase of Affinity Electronics of Canada in Barrie will more than double sales.

Factories redeveloped by shipping firms HCL Logistics and Drexel Industries

They represent two of the darkest moments in London’s industrial history, and today each has a new lease on life. New businesses have sprung up in the former sites of Electro-Motive Diesel and Kellogg Canada, two London manufacturing icons employing more than 1,000 workers between them that were shut down by U.S. parent firms.