UPS opens new Barcelona hub

UPS has opened a new, 24,000 square metre hub in Barcelona. The €40 million site is one of the largest single investments the logistics giant has made in Spain.

The UPS hub has a sorting capacity of 22,000 packages per hour – more than double that of the existing Barcelona hub.

 “At €40 million, this new Barcelona hub is one of UPS’s largest ever investments in Spain and will support an important junction in our cross-border European network,” said Elisabeth Rodriguez, country manager, UPS Spain and Portugal. “Trade with the European Union accounts for 67 percent of Spain’s exports[1] and the hub’s strategic location at the Port of Barcelona, near El Prat airport and the French border, will encourage local businesses seeking to expand their customer base that selling across borders can be as straightforward as shipping at home.”

The building will open in time for this year’s holiday peak shipping season, which will help businesses in Barcelona connect more efficiently with their customers in Europe.