- 21 June 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
As part of a US$2 billion European investment programme, UPS has opened a fully automated super-hub in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
The facility, which has cost UPS €130 million, has the capacity to sort up to 29,000 packages per hour that can be expanded up to 40,000 an hour as future demand requires.
“Superhubs like this one are game changers and drive our European trans-border connectivity, especially in the tech corridor where Eindhoven sits, the fastest growing part of the country where speed and reliability count,” said Nando Cesarone, President, UPS International.
“This tech-enabled facility provides fast and efficient connections to UPS’s smart global logistics network that moves 3% of the world’s GDP every day. Worldwide, more than 80% of tech start-ups are global from day one – they’re micro-multinationals – because they leverage digital platforms for instant access to world markets. And our network is an engine for inclusive trade that enables growth from all parts of the economy, including women-owned businesses.”
The location of the super-hub is important too. High tech and healthcare companies are opening sites in the area. The super-hub is designed as a transit hub for goods passing through the region between Belgium, France, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.
“With the growing number of entrepreneurs in this part of the Netherlands looking to seize cross-border opportunities, automated superhubs like the one here in Eindhoven give them the quick access to Europe – and the world – that they demand,” said Stijn Steenbakkers, Vice Mayor of Eindhoven.
“Dutch businesses, and especially the high-tech manufacturing companies in Brainport Eindhoven are growing faster than the European average because they are good at finding markets for their products. And of course they need to get their products to their clients the best way possible. We are naturally proud to see further endorsement of Brainport Eindhoven as a growth region for the country and a strategic location for global trade. The smart logistics connections in this part of Europe are attractive to companies looking for the opportunities that a global network like UPS’s offers.”