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UPS has announced its investment of $190 million to open a new air hub at East Midlands Airport to double parcel sorting capabilities. The upgraded facility is able to sort up to 22,500 packages per hour with the latest automated scanning and sorting systems.
The investment will toughen the link between the Midlands and UPS’s smart logistics network. Regional SMEs will benefit from six daily flights that connect key markets such as Germany, the trans-Atlantic and USA.
“Our investment at East Midlands Airport shows our confidence that UK businesses of all sizes are poised to make the most of export opportunities now and in the future. Our message to companies large and small in the region is that the world is at their fingertips, and we’re here to make doing business internationally as easy as doing business at home.’’ UPS UK Ireland & Nordics president, Jim O’Gara stated.