UPS has officially opened its latest delivery and sorting hub — a 30,000 square-metre semi-automated facility totaling a $100 million investment.
The new facility, spanning the size of four football fields, is located in Corbeil-Essones/Évry outside of Paris.
President of UPS International, Nando Cesarone, commented: “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.
“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.”
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The building has been equipped with advanced automated sorting technology that has the potential to sort up to 37,000 packages per hour — more than double the capacity of the two existing facilities in Chilly-Mazarin and Savigny that the new facility will replace.
French Minister for Transport, Elisabeth Borne, present, said: “This exceptional investment, UPS’s largest ever in France, is a sign of confidence: the attractiveness of France and its place in global trade also extends to our capacity in the logistics sector.
“This is a crucial issue for the government, which is acting with resolve to build a logistics sector for our country that is greener, better connected, better organized, and that can rely on an outstanding infrastructure network.”
The investment in the new facilities comes as part of UPS’ multi-year $ billion investment plan, which looks to modernize and expand the UPS network across Europe.