June 28, 2018: Logistics giant UPS has officially opened a new $100 million advanced technology package sorting and delivery hub outside Paris in Corbeil-Essonnes/Evry.
The new 30,000-square-meter facility is part of UPS’s ongoing $2 billion investment plan through 2019 to enhance its European network.
The facility is equipped with advanced technology, automated sorting equipment and has the potential to sort up to 37,000 packages per hour, which is more than twice the capacity of the two facilities in Chilly-Mazarin and Savigny that it replaces. It employs nearly 1000 people, facilitates cross-border trade and enhances package delivery service in the Ile-de-France area.
“This $100 million advanced technology facility spans four soccer fields. And it’s the single biggest investment UPS has ever made in France,” said Nando Cesarone, president of UPS International.
French Minister for Transport Elisabeth Borne said: “This exceptional investment, UPS’s largest ever in France, is a sign of confidence: the attractiveness of France and its place in global trade also extends to our capacity in the logistics sector. This is a crucial issue for the government, which is acting with resolve to build a logistics sector for our country that is greener, better connected, better organized, and that can rely on an outstanding infrastructure network.”
Since 2015, UPS has invested in new hubs in Lyon and Montpellier, a new facility in Dijon and a combined package center/UPS France headquarters in Paris.
“UPS has been serving French businesses for more than thirty years. Last quarter, we grew our export volume in France by over 10 percent thanks to an increasingly cross-border business,” said Rob Burrows, country manager, UPS France.
“With advanced, automated sorting technology, Paris Hub is part of our national network of nearly sixty facilities that connects French businesses to their customers across UPS’s enhanced European network - and around the world.”
The Atlanta-based company has been offering services in France since 1985 and established its own operations in 1988. The company currently has 56 operating facilities in France, has a fleet of more than 800 delivery vehicles, and serves six airports – Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Paris-Roissy, Rennes and Toulouse.