UPS has officially broken ground on its new Prague package sorting and delivery center in Tuchoměřice. The facility, near Vaclav Havel Airport, will be located in a key economic region of the Czech Republic, where small and large companies are turning to exports to grow their businesses.
“Prague and Středočeský kraj are the Czech Republic’s leading export regions, with companies active in the industrial manufacturing, retail and high-tech sectors. Many of these are small businesses, and this new facility will allow us to more efficiently connect our customers to export opportunities through UPS’s smart global logistics network,” said Marcin Krzak, country manager, UPS Czech Republic. “UPS has been serving Czech businesses for over 25 years, and last quarter we grew our export volume in the Czech Republic by more than 5% thanks to increasing cross-border business.”
The Prague center, scheduled to open at the beginning of 2020, will have an operating area of nearly 9,000m2 (97,000ft2) and a sorting capacity of 5,000 packages per hour, which is five times more than the building it replaces in Ruzyně. The new facility will also bring package, freight and supply chain services, as well as the headquarters of UPS Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine, under one roof.
The new facility is part of the company’s multi-year, US$2bn (£1.5bn) European investment plan, which aims to modernize and expand the UPS network across the continent.