UPS announces cross-border investment in Borderplex


UPS has announced the development of a new package operations centre to support commercial and residential commerce in the growing North America Borderplex. The strategic investment serves a manufacturing region that stretches across Texas, New Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. UPS’s facility will add more than 153,000 sq ft of new processing capacity and is expected to begin operating in late 2018. 

“El Paso is the gateway to one of the most important industrial corridors in the U.S. – Mexico trade lane. UPS is one of the pistons helping drive the economic growth engine in this community,” said Craig Wiltz, president of UPS’s Red River District that includes Texas and Oklahoma.

He added: “The new building positions UPS to increasingly support U.S. companies growing their cross-border commerce, as well as better serve the rapidly changing business and residential needs of our customers in West Texas.”

UPS’s $41m project in El Paso is part of a multi-year investment plan to grow UPS’s smart global logistics network, which helps connect businesses and economies through cross-border trade.  Since early 2016, UPS has announced plans for 16 new and expanded U.S. facilities.

Manufacturing industries including automotive, electronics, appliances, and machinery producers will benefit from the new El Paso centre’s advanced package scanning and sortation equipment. The advanced technology also features increased flexibility to more efficiently route packages through UPS’s smart global logistics network.

The new facility will also support the UPS Trade Direct Cross Border service, an integrated solution that simplifies the cross-border shipping process by allowing shipments to bypass distribution centres, shipping directly to retail stores or end consumers across the Mexico/U.S./Canada borders. 

Source: UPS