The FINANCIAL — UPS on May 23 announced the opening of a new package facility in Mysłowice.
The larger center and increased sorting capacity will allow UPS to help businesses of all sizes in southern Poland reach their customers in the rest of the country, Europe and beyond.
“Poland is an important market for UPS and in the first quarter of this year we grew our export volume by more than 20%,” said Pavel Adamovsky, country manager, UPS Poland. “This investment demonstrates our long-standing commitment to helping our customers in Poland grow and connect to markets all over the world.”
The new 11,000 square meter package center in Mysłowice is equipped with a state-of-the-art conveyor belt system that can sort up to 6,000 packages per hour. The building will also have parking positions for 170 package cars. Over 100 people will work in the building, which will also include a new customer call center. This new facility replaces a 3,180 square meter package facility that was located in Katowice, according to UPS.
Mysłowice was selected as the location for this new facility by UPS because of its proximity to many business distribution centers that serve the whole country as well as the Katowice airport, where UPS has invested in additional air cargo capacity. As of April 3, Katowice is connected to UPS’s European air hub in Cologne by a 737-300 jet operated by ASL Airlines. This aircraft provides UPS a 25% increase in cargo capacity over the two daily turboprop aircraft it replaced.
“UPS has embarked on a $2 billion investment program in Europe,” said Daniel Carrera, President, UPS East Europe. “We’re now faster from Poland to the rest of Europe and we offer earlier guaranteed Express deliveries across Poland.”
In November 2016, UPS announced an expansion of Express services to 25,000 postal codes across Poland, offering earlier time-definite deliveries. Improvements to UPS’s ground network since mid 2016 have also improved ground shipping times from Poland to 27 European countries, saving customers shipping with UPS Standard up to one day of transit time. Furthermore, UPS opened a $20 million package sorting facility in Stryków and a business services center in Łódź in September 2015.