UPS was founded in 1907 as a private messenger and delivery service in Seattle, USA. Today, UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company, and a premier provider of global supply chain management solutions. Each business day, UPS delivers packages for 1.5 million shipping customers to 9 million recipients in over 220 countries and territories. In 2017, UPS delivered an average of 20 million items per day or a total of 5.1 billion packages. Total revenue in 2017 was $65.9 billion.
UPS first entered Europe in 1976, when it established its domestic operations in Germany. Since then, UPS has developed a comprehensive European service portfolio that combines regional competences in each market with international strength and high-quality standards. Currently, UPS employs more than 20,000 people and offers approximately 3,400 points of access in Germany. The German headquarters is located in Monheim and Neuss, close to the UPS Air Hub in Cologne/Bonn that allows UPS to operate globally and is the most important hub alongside Louisville International Airport (USA) and Shenzhen (China).
The UPS delivery fleet in Germany consists of more than 4,200 vehicles – among them low- and zero-emission vehicles such as electric and hybrid electric vehicles. As part of projects known as City Logistics Solutions, e-cargo bikes are being implemented to reduce CO2 emissions and traffic in many German inner cities.
A differentiated standard and express service that meets the customer’s needs ensures that the merchandise will arrive at its destination at the time that fits the best. The UPS online tools not only allow shipments to be created, buts also mean packages can be tracked anytime on UPS.com. A UPS Access Point network, including partners such as kiosks, grocery stores, and hypermarkets, offers customers a convenient package pick-up or return service with long opening hours, close to their home. Besides delivery services, UPS offers supply chain solutions aimed at optimizing internal and external processes, in order to achieve long-term success. We invite you to contact us today to find the perfect logistics solution for your company’s needs.