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UPS invests $100 million in automated sorting hub in Paris

UPS has officially opened a new 30,000 sqm, advanced technology package sorting and delivery hub outside Paris in Corbeil-Essonnes/Évry.

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.

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, $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.

“UPS has been serving French businesses for more than thirty years. This new Paris Hub facility improves efficiency and service for our customers. Last quarter, we grew our export volume in France by over 10% thanks to an increasingly cross-border business,” said Rob Burrows, country manager, UPS France.

“With advanced, automated sorting technology, Paris Hub is part of our national network of nearly sixty facilities that connects French businesses to their customers across UPS’s enhanced European network – and around the world.”

Early in 2017, the company announced plans for extensive upgrades to its smart global logistics network, enhancing capacity and efficiency through the use of state-of-the-art processes, information technology and automation.

UPS has been offering services in France since 1985 and established its own operations in 1988. The company currently has 56 operating facilities in France, has a fleet of more than 800 delivery vehicles, and serves six airports – Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Paris-Roissy, Rennes and Toulouse.

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