UPS has announced plans to build a new $200m package operations facility in Arlington, Texas, USA. The new facility will provide additional capacity for package volumes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Craig Wiltz, President of UPS’s Red River District (Texas and Oklahoma areas), said: “The new Arlington building is part of the strategic investments UPS is making to dramatically improve the efficiency and connectedness of our hubs, package centres and transportation network. This project is part of our ongoing efforts to keep pace with rapidly evolving demands of e-commerce customers in Texas, across the U.S. and around the globe.”
The new facility will cover 1.1m sq ft on a 110- acre site. UPS say it will feature new technology including advanced package scanning and sortation equipment. It says this technology will help make re-routing to other hubs easier and should minimise delays due to the weather or volume surges.
UPS already has eight package delivery facilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The new facility is scheduled for completion in late 2018.