UPS opens new Lyon facility and appoints Kiliç

By Damian Brett

Source: UPS France

UPS France has opened a new building at Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport and also appointed a new general manager.

The new €12m facility measures 3,000 sq m and can sort up to 3,000 packages per hour – more than double the capacity of the previous installation.

The hub offers temperature-sensitive parcel tracking technology for the health sector and also with radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology for tracking and monitoring.

The facility also has an integrated import/export customs clearance service.

Meanwhile, UPS France has also appointed Burak Kiliç as general manager.

He was previously director of UPS Turkey and oversaw a multi-year investment plan, doubling UPS Turkey’s operational capacity and launching a direct flight line between Istanbul and UPS’s European air hub in Cologne. 

Kiliç joined UPS in 2009 through the acquisition of Unsped-UPS ASC in Turkey

“One of my key priorities in this new role will be to create a stronger link between France and the world by promoting the growth of exports,” Kiliç said.

“Through this, we aim to support French businesses, in particular SMEs, which are major players at the heart of the French economy.”

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