UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today announced three international facility expansions driven by growing demand from retail and high-tech customers. The moves add nearly 220,000 sq. ft. (about 20,000 sqm) to UPS's global supply chain network. The newly expanded facilities are located in Krefeld, Germany; Butzbach (near Frankfurt am Main), Germany; and Venlo, Netherlands.
UPS, which recently announced it added 1.2 million sq. ft. (110,000 sqm) to four North American locations, has 596 supply chain facilities, now totaling more than 33 million sq. ft. (more than 3 million sqm) 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 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 fulfillment; inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; store-ready displays; critical parts repair; and same-day delivery.
This location in Krefeld, Germany, added 53,000 sq. ft. (5,000 sqm) driven by high-tech and retail customer growth. The facility offers post-sales services.
Butzbach (near Frankfurt am Main), Germany
High-tech and retail growth, along with post-sales expertise, created the demand for the 75,000 sq. ft. (7,000 sqm) expansion in Butzbach, Germany.
Strategically located between two existing contract logistics and distribution leased spaces, this 91,000 sq. ft. (8,500 sqm) facility in Venlo was driven by high-tech and retail customer growth. It also offers post-sales distribution services.