UPS opens new central France hub in Lyon

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UPS France has opened its new 3,000sq m international hub at Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport in France.  The €12 million (£10.5 million) investment complements the international road platform and the delivery centre also located in the city’s Jonage region.

UPS has been present at Lyon Airport since 1985. The new building, on the edge of the runways, id twice as large as the old premises and is equipped with the very latest parcel sorting technology and can now sort up to 3,000 packages per hour – more than double the capacity of the previous installation.

The hub benefits from temperature-sensitive parcel tracking technology for the health sector, with radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology present within the sorting platform and there is an integrated import/export customs clearance service.

Burak Kiliç (pictured) has meanwhile been appointed country manager for UPS France, one of the organisation’s most important markets.

A Turkish national, Kiliç joined UPS in 2009 through the acquisition of Unsped-UPS ASC in Turkey, where he was supervisor of systems development and rose rapidly through the UPS ranks, being promoted to Country Manager of UPS Turkey in April 2018.

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