UPS opens sorting facility in Lyon

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Parcel and logistics provider UPS has officially opened a new 86,000ft² sorting and distribution hub in Lyon, France.

The €25m (US$28m) facility is fully automated and functions as a package sorting center and distribution hub for parcels of all sizes. It has been equipped with state-of-the-art sorting technology that can process more than 10,000 packages per hour, tripling the company’s previous sorting capacity in the Lyon area.

The facility is the company’s largest investment of its kind in France and is part of a series of UPS expansions across France and the rest of Europe. In 2014, the company committed to investing more than US$2bn in its European infrastructure until 2019.

Mike Harrell, country manager, UPS France, said, “This new hub is needed not only to support our existing customers and their growth, but also to create capacity to support our future business development in this very important market. We are reaffirming UPS’s commitment to expanding commerce in France and connecting our customers to global markets.”

The new facility employs more than 160 people and has a total delivery fleet of 120 vehicles. It also accommodates 40 load and unload positions for trucks and 132 parking positions for package delivery cars. The Lyon-Jonage facility is strategically located, giving UPS easy access to the city’s highways and airport.

February 12, 2016

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