12 Aug 2019
UPS has revealed that plans to open a new package sorting and delivery centre in Bulach, Switzerland, by the end of 2020.
As the Stat Times reports, the new centre will boast an operating area of around 6,300 square meters and a sorting capacity of 5,500 packages per hour, which is approximately 50% more than the current building it is set to replace.
Michiel van Veen, country manager of UPS Switzerland, said: “Kanton Zurich is one of Switzerland’s leading economic regions, with companies active in the financial, insurance and retail sectors. Due to growing demand there was a clear need to enhance our processing capability in order to continue connecting our customers to UPS’s smart global logistics network.”
Package, freight and supply chain services will all be round at the new facility, and around 200 employers will be situated there.
This initiative forms part of the company’s multi-year, $2 billion European investment plan, directed towards the expansion and modernisation of the UPS network.
Thanks to UPS’ recent facility openings across the Netherlands, London and Paris, customers are now able to benefit from reaching over 80% of Europe’s population within two business days. Moreover, businesses in Switzerland can now enjoy a day less of transit time to 13 European countries.
UPS has been operating in Switzerland since 1988 and currently employers over 680 people across its six facilities in the country.