UPS to build innovation center in New Jersey

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Parcel delivery and logistics provider UPS has begun constructing a new global technology development center based in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA. The state-of-the-art facility will serve as a new location for software developers, designers and other technology professionals to collaborate and develop new and innovative logistics solutions.

To date, the team has been responsible for creating a host of track and trace services as well as supporting the development of UPS Package Flow Technologies, the company’s suite of solutions that streamline UPS’s scanning, automated sorting, driver dispatching and load-assist processes.

Dave Barnes, chief information officer, UPS, said, “UPS is known for its innovation, whether that means helping customers succeed with transportation and supply chain management solutions or giving consumers real-time visibility to their package at every step of the delivery cycle. This new facility will provide a collaborative setting for the creative team developing the UPS technology of tomorrow.”

The new 200,000ft², four-story facility will house more than 1,000 workers and is scheduled to open in mid-2017. The building has been designed to be LEED certified and will feature a full-service cafeteria, indoor fitness center and campus hiking trail for employees.

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, said, “We are proud UPS will be developing this state-of-the-art technology facility in New Jersey, further demonstrating a firm commitment and faith in the state as a place to live, work and do business. UPS is another example of the economic growth and innovation that is continuing throughout our state. It’s the success of companies like these in the private sector that will grow our economy and create jobs.”

Juan Perez, senior vice president of technology, UPS, said, “Each year, UPS invests approximately US$1bn in technology. The significant investment in this location sets an environment for UPS employees to continue to solve complex problems in transportation and logistics and to provide unmatched services to our customers using innovative technology.”

March 30, 2016

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