UPS to open hub near Prague

A new package freight and supply chain facility in Prague is coming soon as businesses in the Czech Republic increasingly take advantage of export opportunities, according to United Parcel Service (UPS).

The package sorting and delivery centre in Tuchoměřice, near Vaclav Airport, will reportedly be located in a key economic region of the Czech Republic where companies are turning to exports to grow their business.

“Prague and Středočeský kraj are the Czech Republic’s leading export regions, with companies active in the industrial manufacturing, retail and high-tech sectors,” said UPS Czech Republic Country Manager, Marcin Krzak.

“Many of these are small businesses, and this new facility will allow us to more efficiently connect our customers to export opportunities through UPS’s smart global logistics network.

“UPS has been serving Czech businesses for over 25 years, and last quarter we grew our export volume in the Czech Republic by more than five per cent thanks to increasing cross-border business.”

The Prague centre, scheduled to open Q1 2020, will have an operating area of nearly 9,000 square metres and a sorting capacity of 5,000 packages per hour.

The new facility will also bring package, freight and supply chain services as well as the headquarters of UPS Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine under one roof.

UPS has operated in Europe since 1976 when it established domestic operations in Germany. UPS has since developed a comprehensive European service portfolio; it first entered the Czech market in 1992 through service partner, Czech Parcel Service, which UPS acquired in 1999.

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