UPS has officially opened its new 32,000 square metre package sorting and delivery facility in the south east of England. At £120 million, the new London Hub is one of UPS s largest single infrastructure investments outside of the United States in the companys history. Lou Rivieccio, president, UPS Europe, commented: This strategic investment in capacity and cutting edge technologies in the UK is helping advance UPS s smart global logistics network of the future.”

Located at the DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, the new building will act as a UK package processing hub and distribution centre for the local area as well as a gateway to UPS s global logistics network, with capacity to process up to 28,000 packages per hour and room for further expansion. More than 500 employees will operate out of the new operations hub that spans the space of approximately five football pitches. With over four miles of conveyor belts, the facility features advanced package scanning and sortation equipment that increase the flexibility to efficiently route packages to their final destinations. Business and residential customers will benefit from enhanced speed and accuracy as UPS meets their growing global shipping demands.