UPS makes record investment in France [fr]
UPS, the American giant in package delivery decided to invest $100 million to build a new package sorting and delivery facility in France. Betting on the French economy, this advanced technology investment will create almost one hundred jobs in the region of Corbeil-Essones.
On June 29, the group UPS announced that a UPS package sorting and delivery facility will open in 2018 in Corbeil-Essones. The company invested more than $100 million and should create almost 100 new jobs. This center will be, according to Mike Harrell, managing director of UPS France, "a showcase of advanced technology able to sort up to 37,000 packages per hour." He added that, "France is a key market for UPS and building this new facility south of Paris shows our commitment to the French and European economies." The center will have an operating area of more than 320,000 square feet and 950 employees.
The President of UPS Europe declared, “We are bullish on Europe’s growth potential and this investment in France – UPS’s largest for the country – is part of our $2 billion investment program currently underway in Europe.”
The Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, present at the occasion, explained, "The new UPS hub in Corbeil-Essonnes/Evry will allow French businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, to take advantage of more efficient logistics, as well as export more easily and conquer new markets."