Our History

Our History

History of 18 wheels logistics vancouver bc

18 Wheels Logistics was founded in 1989 and has enjoyed sustainable growth every since. In 2012, Michael Kotendzhi and Adrian Wen joined the team. Adrian focused on the 'customer first' experience to ensure that customers received exceptional service. Michael Kotendzhi created standardized processes to increase efficiency within the organization and implemented our Kaizen strategy. To date, the company has grown to provide distribution and transportation services with over 700,000 square feet of owned and operated warehouse space, 350 DCC trucks, and 550 trailers in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Washington.

*Kaizen - (Continuous Improvement) is a strategy where employees at all levels of a company work together proactively to achieve regular, incremental improvements to the manufacturing process. In a sense, it combines the collective talents within a company to create a powerful engine for improvement.

History Timeline

  • 1989

    18 Wheels Logistics began by providing transportation services to domestic customers in Canada and the United States.

  • 1994

    Perry Wong opened his first warehouse facility in Vancouver, British Columbia enabling 18 Wheels Logistics to provide additional, value-added distribution services to its growing customer base.

  • 1999

    18 Wheels Logistics expanded its distribution space at 3438 Lougheed Highway in Vancouver, British Columbia to accommodate growing customer demand.

  • 2006

    To better serve our customers, 18 Wheels Logistics strategically moved to 525 North Skeena Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, in order to be closer to Vancouver's central district.

  • 2012

    18 Wheels Logistics expanded its Vancouver distribution footprint to 200,000 square feet of warehouse space in Burnaby, British Columbia.

  • 2015

    18 Wheels Logistics opened a new facility in Calgary, Alberta to provide third party logistics services to existing customers.

  • 2016

    As 18 Wheels Logistics grew internally, we increased our warehouse footprint to 400,000 square feet with facilities in Vancouver and Delta, BC and Calgary, AB.

  • 2018

    In 2018 the company continued sustainable growth opening a 175,000 square-foot facility in Toronto, Ontario. Helping customers further by providing a national platform.