UPS expands network in Europe with Prague sorting facility

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UPS has expanded its presence in Europe with the opening of a sorting and delivery facility in Tuchoměřice, Prague.

The facility, which covers an area of 8,500 sq m and is fitted with the latest package sorting technology, can sort up to 5,000 packages per hour — five times more than the facility in Ruzyně, which it has replaced. 

The Tuchoměřice facility will also serve as headquarters for UPS in Eastern Europe, and will provide freight and supply chain services in addition to sorting shipments.

UPS said the new facility is part of its recently completed multi-year, $2bn European investment plan, which has expanded the UPS network across Europe. 

It added that small- and medium-sized businesses near the Tuchoměřice hub, will benefit from greater shipping flexibility thanks to later cut-off times and daily flights as they look to reach key domestic and global e-commerce markets, including Germany. 

Ufku Akaltan, president of UPS East Europe District, commented: “Our investment in Tuchoměřice represents more than an investment in UPS and our capabilities – it’s an investment for our customers and their potential for growth and success. Located in the heart of central Europe, this new facility will play a vital role in import and export growth throughout the Czech Republic and Europe, today, and in the years to come.” 

According to Czech Association APEK, the Czech e-commerce market totaled CZK196bn in 2020, up 26.5% year on year.

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