UPS OPENS NEW CONTRACT LOGISTICS CENTRE IN THE UK
Additional facility will meet increasing customer demand from retail and high-tech sectors
LONDON, September 28 – UPS® (NYSE:UPS) has officially opened a new contract logistics facility in North Warwickshire, in the UK Midlands, to meet growing demand from retail and high-tech customers. The move adds nearly 13,000 m2 of warehousing space to UPS’s global supply chain network.
The new facility is in close proximity to the existing package sorting hub at Birch Coppice Business Park, and provides access to the company’s global network via the UPS hub at East Midlands Airport. The site was opened in the presence of local MP Craig Tracey, marking UPS’s continued investment in the area.
“We continue to expand our contract logistics reach and capabilities in the UK and Europe to serve the growing demands of our business-to-business and business-to-consumer customers,” said Derek Irving, director, UPS Contract Logistics UK. “This facility investment demonstrates our continued commitment to supplying our customers in the UK with solutions that allow their businesses to be more competitive and reach global markets.”
“It was a pleasure to open the new UPS site at Birch Coppice,” said Craig Tracey MP. “UPS have shown a commitment and confidence in our local area – this is encouraging for jobs and our economy. UPS is a truly globalised business and this new facility helps to expand their outreach. I am delighted that they have seen North Warwickshire as the place to do that”
In addition to its network of package sorting facilities, UPS now has more than 500 supply chain facilities in over 120 countries, now totaling more than 3 million m2 globally. Services and capabilities offered at these locations include: warehousing and order fulfillment; inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; store-ready displays; critical parts repair; and same-day delivery.