UPS invests in a new centre near Zurich, Switzerland

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UPS has announced that it is investing in a new centre for sorting and delivering parcels in Bülach near Zurich, Switzerland. The centre is located in one of the most important economic regions in Switzerland, where companies from the financial, insurance and retail sectors are based.

The opening of the ​​6,300 sq m Zurich location is planned for the end of 2020. The new centre will replace the one in Rümlang and with a sorting capacity of 5,500 packages per hour, it will be 50% above the current capacity. The new location combines the services of parcels, freight and the supply chain under one roof, creating greater efficiency.

The new centre is part of UPS’ multi-year investment plan for Europe worth $2bn. The goal of this project is to modernise the UPS network and expand further in Europe. UPS recently announced new centres in Eindhoven, Netherlands and new hubs in Paris, France. As a result of these and other investments, customers can use UPS Standard, UPS’ cheapest ground handling service, to reach more than 80% of the European population in two working days. This will shorten transit times for Swiss companies to 13 European countries by at least one day.

Currently there are around 680 employees at six locations in Switzerland, the new facility is set to add another 200 staff to this number.

Source: UPS