UPS Ups Cross-Border Investment
To support commercial and residential commerce in the growing North America Borderplex, UPS will develop a new package operations center there. The strategic investment serves a manufacturing region that stretches across Texas, New Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The North American Borderplex area is home to 2.5 million people and one of the world’s largest bilingual workforces. The UPS facility will add more than 153,000 square feet of new processing capacity and is expected to begin operating in late 2018.
UPS’s $41-million project in El Paso is part of a multi-year investment plan to grow the company’s smart global logistics network, which helps connect businesses and economies through cross-border trade. Since early 2016, UPS has announced plans for 16 new and expanded U.S. facilities that will create more than 8,650 full- and part-time positions.
Manufacturing industries including automotive, electronics, appliances, and machinery producers will benefit from enhanced delivery speed and accuracy from the new El Paso center’s advanced package scanning and sortation equipment. The advanced technology also features increased flexibility to more efficiently route packages through UPS’s smart global logistics network.
The new facility will also support the UPS Trade Direct Cross Border service, an integrated solution that simplifies the cross-border shipping process by allowing shipments to bypass distribution centers, shipping directly to retail stores or end consumers across the Mexico/U.S./Canada borders.