UPS invests US$100m in French facility

UPS has announced plans to build a $100 million (€90.4 million) package sorting and delivery facility in Corbeil-Essonnes/Evry in the south of Paris.

Due to open in the first quarter of 2018, the will replace two smaller facilities with an operating area of around 30,000 m2, and 124 loading and unloading bays with 125 parking positions for UPS delivery trucks. 

The site will be a showcase for UPS’s automated package sorting technology that will make it possible to sort up to 37,000 packages per hour and is expected to create more than 100 new UPS jobs to around 950 employees.

“France is a key market for UPS and building this new facility south of Paris shows our commitment to the French and European economies,” said Mike Harrell, Managing Director, UPS France.

“Corbeil-Essonnes and Evry are two economic centers in the Essonnes region, with more than 2,000 businesses of all sizes. Using our integrated network, we’re here to help these companies grow by giving them fast access to markets beyond their region.”

Nando Cesarone, President of UPS Europe, added: “We are bullish on Europe’s growth potential and this investment in France – UPS’s largest for the country – is part of our $2 billion investment program currently underway in Europe.”

“With e-commerce and cross-border business on the rise, we are making our most economical cross-border service up to two days faster in 19 European countries, including France. Our customers rely on our network to help them be successful in today’s global economy where cross-border trade represents real growth opportunities.” 

According to UPS, the new facility will meet the requirements to obtain the international LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver certification.

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