- 24 May 2017
- Transport / Logistics Services
United Parcel Service (UPS) has announced it has opened a new package sorting facility in Mysłowice, Poland.
“Poland is an important market for UPS and in the first quarter of this year we grew our export volume by more than 20%,” said Pavel Adamovsky, country manager, UPS Poland. “This investment demonstrates our long-standing commitment to helping our customers in Poland grow and connect to markets all over the world.”
The new package centre is 11,000 square metres in size and is equipped with a conveyor system that can handle up to 6,000 packages an hour. The sorting facility will also have parking positions for 170 package cars, and will employ 100 staff to include call centre staff.
The UPS sorting centre is much larger than the facility it replaces in Katowice, that was 3180 square metres in size.
Mysłowice was chosen for the new facility as it is close to a number of business distribution centres and also Katowice airport. UPS has invested in additional air cargo capacity at the airport as well. The airport is connected to the UPS European air hub in Cologne using a 737-300 air freighter operated by ASL airlines. It adds 25% additional capacity over the two turboprop aircraft that the 737 jet replaced.
“UPS has embarked on a $2 billion investment program in Europe,” said Daniel Carrera, President, UPS East Europe. “We’re now faster from Poland to the rest of Europe and we offer earlier guaranteed Express deliveries across Poland.”
In November 2016, UPS announced an expansion of Express services to 25,000 postal codes across Poland, offering earlier time-definite deliveries.
Other Polish investments include a $20m package sorting facility in Stryków and a business services center in Łódź in September 2015.
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