Video shows high-tech operations in action
UPS has officially opened its new 32,000 square metre package sorting and delivery facility at DP World London Gateway.
At US$160 million, the new London Hub is one of UPS’s largest single infrastructure investments outside of the US in the company’s history.
“E-commerce growth, cross-border trade expansion, and unique customer needs are accelerating demand for UPS’s services,” said Lou Rivieccio, President, UPS Europe.
“This strategic investment in capacity and cutting-edge technologies in the UK is helping advance UPS’s smart global logistics network of the future.”
Located at the DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, the new building will act as a UK package processing hub and distribution centre for the local area as well as a gateway to UPS’s global logistics network, with capacity to process up to 28,000 packages per hour and room for further expansion.
More than 500 employees will operate out of the new operations hub that spans the space of approximately five football pitches.
With over four miles of conveyor belts, the facility features advanced package scanning and sortation equipment that increase the flexibility to efficiently route packages to their final destinations.
Business and residential customers will benefit from enhanced speed and accuracy as UPS meets their growing global shipping demands.
DP World’s Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, said: “We congratulate UPS on this strategic development. By using DPWorld London Gateway Logistics Park and Port, UPS will have a fast ‘global conveyor-belt’ directly connected to their own worldwide network.
“This development confirms that the market-centric location ofDP World London Gateway, right on the doorstep of London and the South East and on the same site as the country’s fastest growing deep-sea port, can only add value to supply chains – through reductions in cost, time and carbon footprint.”
The new London Hub is part of a US$2 billion infrastructure and network investment programme by UPS across Europe to add capacity and provide even faster services across the region.