UPS expands network in Europe with Prague sorting facility
13 / 09 / 2021
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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.
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.