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High-tech growth leads to UPS expansion in Europe

Steve Rogerson
January 21, 2015
UPS has expanded three of its European facilities due to growing demand from retail and high-tech customers. The moves add nearly 20,000 square metres to the company's global supply chain network.
The newly expanded facilities are in Krefeld, Germany; Butzbach (near Frankfurt am Main), Germany; and Venlo, Netherlands.
Atlanta-based UPS, which recently added 110,000 square metres to four North American locations, has 596 supply chain facilities, now totalling more than three million square metres globally.
"We continue to expand our contract logistics reach and capabilities in Europe to serve the growing demands of our B2B and B2C customers," said Harld Peters, vice president of UPS contract logistics in Europe. "These facility investments are testaments to our continued commitment to supply our customers in Europe with solutions that allow their businesses to be more competitive."
Services and capabilities offered at UPS supply chain facilities include: warehousing and order fulfilment; inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; store-ready displays; critical parts repair; and same-day delivery.
The location in Krefeld, Germany, added 5000 square metres driven by high-tech and retail customer growth. The facility offers post-sales services. In Butzbach, high-tech and retail growth, along with post-sales expertise, created the demand for the 7000 square metre expansion.
Strategically located between two existing contract logistics and distribution leased spaces, the 8500 square metre facility in Venlo was driven by high-tech and retail customer growth. It also offers post-sales distribution services.