Freight giant splashes over US$100 million
UPS has officially opened a new 30,000-square-metre, advanced technology package sorting and delivery hub near Paris, France.
The new Paris Hub facility, which employs nearly 1,000 people, facilitates cross-border trade and enhances package delivery service in the Île-de-France area.
“This $100 million advanced technology facility spans four soccer fields. And it’s the single biggest investment UPS has ever made in France,” said Nando Cesarone, President of UPS International.
“With modernization and growth initiatives like this new Paris Hub, UPS is helping businesses in Europe – small and large – connect with customers faster and with greater efficiency.
“Placed at a strategic point in Europe, the building is as modern as it is efficient. UPS’s enhancements to its European network combined with leading technology help us plug France into the global trade arena.
“We are especially grateful for the business-minded support from the government partners who share our growth-oriented view of France’s role in international trade.”
The building is equipped with advanced technology, automated sorting equipment and has the potential to sort up to 37,000 packages per hour, which is more than twice the capacity of the two facilities in Chilly-Mazarin and Savigny that it replaces.
The new $100 million facility is a part of the company’s multi-year, US$2 billion European investment plan, which aims to modernize and expand the UPS network across the continent.
Since 2015, UPS has invested in new hubs in Lyon and Montpellier, a new facility in Dijon and a combined package center/UPS France headquarters in Paris.
Better connecting France to UPS’s enhanced European network offers customers in Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Indian Sub-continent, Middle East and Africa attractive access to European markets.
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