- 29 January 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
This year UPS is to open 20 new or refurbished highly automated sorting centres and depots ahead of the peak season. These are to add more than five million square feet of automated sortation globally.
Four of these are to be in Pennsylvania in the US. A new super-hub is to be opened in Harrisburg, and smaller units in Carlisle, Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia. Between them the new and remodelled sites are to create more than 1,700 new jobs. The logistics giant is to announce more plans for the year in the near future.
“From small business owners growing their customer base to manufacturers moving parts and products, and e-tailers looking for efficient and fast order fulfillment, companies of all sizes throughout the Northeast will benefit from UPS’s latest global network transformation initiatives,” said Juan Perez, UPS Chief Information and Engineering Officer.
“UPS is grateful for the strong relationship we continue to build with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are excited to bring new jobs to Pennsylvania and we are committed to engaging in the communities where we are expanding our operations.”
These announcements come roughly halfway through a three year strategic investment in global network enhancements. When this is complete, its automation should improve global productivity by 30-35%.