UPS opens new Houston facility

UPS has opened a new package depot in northwest Houston, Texas. It has created 575 new jobs and is working at full capacity after a run up period. With Houston the US 4th biggest metropolitan area, this expansion is required to meet growing demand for UPS services.

“The new Willowbrook package processing facility is yet another key addition to the UPS network that connects businesses of all sizes and consumers throughout the world,” said Deryl Hill, president of UPS’s Red River District that includes Texas and Oklahoma. “UPS continues to increase its capacity in Texas to meet the expanding shipping needs of our commercial and residential customers across this fast-growing state.”

Many of Houston’s renowned healthcare and life sciences businesses will be served by the new Willowbrook depot. For parcels requiring strict temperature environments, from CRT to cryogenic, and those requiring around-the-clock monitoring, UPS has solutions such as UPS Temperature True and UPS Proactive Response services. UPS has approximately 7 million square feet of cGMP- or cGDP-compliant healthcare distribution space worldwide.  

The new site is 258,000 square feet in size and includes a retail customer service centre, vehicle wash with water reclamation and an automotive repair shop for its fleet in the city. The new package centre is powered by highly-automated technology that rapidly moves packages through the scanning and sorting process, capturing data to increase delivery accuracy and adding flexibility to respond to customer needs. UPS Smart Labe® applicators place detailed shipping labels on packages at a speed of three per second, which enables more efficient processing by UPS employees for local delivery.

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