UPS opens largest UK hub

UPS is now fully operational at its Tamworth ground hub, the company’s largest facility in the UK and second largest in Europe.

UPS is now fully operational at its Tamworth ground hub, the company’s largest facility in the UK and second largest in Europe after the air hub in Cologne.

Following the acquisition of Lynx Express in 2005, UPS had three hubs close by in Nuneaton, all of which have now been shut, moving all operations to the new 29,000 sq m Tamworth warehouse, which Alan Williams, director for transportation UK & Ireland, says has helped to maintain quality of service.

The facility has the capacity to sort 42,000 packages per hour, which can be upped at peak times thanks to the conventional design of the conveyor system, which Williams says UPS chose over an automated system for increased operational flexibility.

The company has also deployed a number of technological systems designed in-house by the UPS IT team.

UPS invested $105 million (£70 million) in the site, its largest ever capital investment in the UK, including acquisitions and has plans to grow further in the region.

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