The world’s leading logistics company UPS announced the construction of a new $173 million advanced-technology super hub in Hannover-Langenhagen, Germany. The hub will be one of UPS’s largest investments outside the United States. The Hannover based Super Hub will serve as an important link in UPS’s European and German network and offer businesses improved access to the company’s smart global logistics network.
The new UPS super hub will cover an area of 24,000 square meters – equivalent to three soccer fields – once the second phase of construction is completed in 2023. The hub will create 500 new jobs in the region. The advanced automation technology at hub will allow UPS to double the sorting capacity of the facility – from 15,000 packages per hour to 30,000, with a separate processing flow being installed for bulky items.
Recent deals and expansions by UPS are mentioned below:
January 2020: UPS ordered a huge quantity of bespoke purpose built electric vehicles from Arrival, the initial order of 10,000 vehicles will be rolled out over 2020-2024 with the option for a further order of 10,000. Arrival’s Generation 2 Electric Vehicles are a new category of electric vehicles that surpass traditional vehicles in cost, design and efficiency with 50% operational cost savings for fleet owners.
January 2020: UPS announced its capacity expansions with new super hubs and three package sortation and distribution centers that will create more than 1,700 full-time equivalent jobs in different locations.
October 2019: UPS announced that the company plans to purchase approximately 6,000 natural gas-powered trucks beginning in 2020 and running through 2022. This three-year commitment represents a $450M investment in expanding the company’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet as well as supporting infrastructure
United Parcel Service (UPS), headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia, the USA, is a global leader in supply chain management. The company offers a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. The company has operations in more than 220 countries.