UPS Upgrades European Logistics Network with Dutch Superhub
The global logistics leader is further expanding its European logistics network in the Netherlands with a new automated package sorting and delivery facility
UPS has upgraded its European logistics network with the opening of its new automated package sorting and delivery facility in Eindhoven. The €130 million, 27,000 square meter superhub can sort up to 29,000 packages per hour, with the potential to expand to 40,000 per hour. The investment also highlights UPS’s Women Exporters Program, a project to add 3 million women exporters to the global economy.
In addition, the facility will be a transit hub for goods traveling throughout Europe. It will also increase the speed of packages moving through the facility by using UPS’s automated package sorting technology.
“Superhubs like this one are game changers and drive our European transborder 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,” added Cesarone.
Strategically Located for Global Growth
The Netherlands provides the connectivity and infrastructure that global companies like UPS need to grow and thrive in Europe. In fact, UPS has been operating in the Netherlands since 1985 and currently has 16 facilities across the country. UPS continues to invest in Holland for its superior global logistics network and this latest investment will support its European growth.
“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.
“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,” added Steenbakkers.
Source: UPS3 July 2019