Sunday 25th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

UPS opens Birch Coppice logistics centre

UPS has opened a contract logistics facility at Birch Coppice near Tamworth adding nearly 130,000 sq ft of warehousing space to its global supply chain network.

The new facility is near the existing package sorting hub at Birch Coppice, and has good access to the UPS hub at East Midlands Airport.

Craig Tracey MP, left, with Derek Irving

Craig Tracey MP, left, with Derek Irving

“We continue to expand our contract logistics reach and capabilities in the UK and Europe to serve the growing demands of our business-to-business and business-to-consumer customers,” said Derek Irving, director of UPS Contract Logistics UK.

“This facility investment demonstrates our continued commitment to supplying our customers in the UK with solutions that allow their businesses to be more competitive and reach global markets.”

UPS now has more than 500 supply chain facilities in over 120 countries, totalling more than 3 million sq m offering warehousing and order fulfilment; inventory, transport and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; store-ready displays; critical parts repair; and same-day delivery.

The site was opened in the presence of local MP Craig Tracey.