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UPS has opened a new £120 million hub at the DP World London Gateway Logistics Park in the UK.

The hub is 32,000 square feet, will employ over 500 people and reportedly has the capacity to process up to 28,000 packages per hour.

UPS described the facility as a “flagship” hub with a focus on improving the company’s e-commerce capabilities, particularly as a gateway to Europe.

“This state-of-the-art facility enables us to further improve our services to companies of all sizes that are looking to grow their cross-border business,” said Lou Rivieccio, president of UPS Europe.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP is shown the new UPS facility
(Image credit: UPS)

“This strategic investment in capacity and cutting-edge technologies in the UK is helping advance UPS’s smart global logistics network of the future.”

Mark Vale, president of UPS UK, Ireland and Nordics, added: “With strong growth in our export volume in the UK, which increased nearly 20% in 2017 and more than 15% in the first quarter of 2018, we are optimistic about the future. This key investment is tangible proof of UPS’s commitment to helping customers doing business in and with the UK.”

UPS is building new hubs across Europe, with facilities announced for Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Bielefeld in Germany, and Evry in France.

(Source: UPS)

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