UPS to open Compton package centre to cater for e-commerce

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UPS is to invest $70 million in a package centre in Compton, California, giving it access to multiple airports, port and rail connections, helping it cater for growing demand for e-commerce.

The centre, located in a former brick factory site being redeveloped, will be modified to dispatch more than 300 vehicles and 50 full-time jobs when it is operational in late 2017.

UPS says state-of-the-art package sorting equipment combined with other automation technology will be integrated into the building, increasing accuracy and efficiency.

UPS Southern California district president, Tom Cuce says: “UPS continues to see commercial and residential growth in and around the greater Los Angeles area. Expanding in Compton puts the UPS delivery fleet closer to this growing demand, enhances our processing capability, and drives improved efficiency and service for our customers throughout the area.”

The 521,000 square foot building will serve customers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with access to multiple airports, port and rail connections, which it says makes it well positioned to cater for e-commerce flows in Southern California.

UPS adds that the Compton centre will add to the 32 package buildings serving Southern California employing more than 19,400 people.