UPS Inc. said today it has opened a $100 million package sorting and delivery hub in Corbeil-Essonnes/Évry outside Paris. The 323,000 square-foot facility is the largest investment the Atlanta-based transport and logistics company has ever made in France
The new facility employs nearly 1,000 people, and is designed to facilitate cross-border trade and enhance package delivery service in the Île-de-France area, the company said.
The building has sorting capacity of up to 37,000 packages per hour, more than twice the capacity of the facilities in Chilly-Mazarin and Savigny that it replaces, UPS said.
The new $100 million facility is part of the company's multi-year, $2 billion European investment plan aimed at modernizing and expanding the company's continental network. UPS began serving in France since 1985 and established its own operations there in 1988. The company has 56 facilities in France, and it serves six airports. It operates more than 800 delivery vehicles.
Since 2015, UPS has built hubs in Lyon and Montpellier, a facility in Dijon, and a combined package center/country headquarters in Paris.