UPS Expands Healthcare Network in Key Locations across North America

Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:00am EST

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Expansions latest in series of additions to global dedicated healthcare network
ATLANTA--(Business Wire)--
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced a significant expansion of its global healthcare
distribution network in five key markets in North America. Expanding locations
include facilities in Burlington, Ontario, Louisville, Ky., Mira Loma, Calif.,
Atlanta, Ga., and Reno, Nev. The new expansions add nearly 800,000 square feet
(sq. ft.) to UPS`s global network of 37 dedicated healthcare facilities, which
now total nearly six million sq. ft. of distribution space. 

This investment represents the most recent installment of UPS`s ongoing
commitment to serve the distinctive needs of healthcare clients around the
world. UPS announced the expansion of its healthcare distribution network in the
Asia-Pacific region in October 2012, with the opening of three new facilities in
Hangzhou, China, Shanghai, China and Sydney, Australia. 

Several industry trends are driving the expansion of UPS`s global healthcare
network, including increasing globalization, complex regulatory oversight,
heightened focus on outcomes and a growing need for specialized healthcare
services, such as temperature-sensitive solutions. The latest expansions were
driven by the growth of UPS`s healthcare customers and the UPS global healthcare
strategy that supports customers as they grow and adapt to these trends. 

"UPS is committed to investing in our global network and supporting industry
demand to meet customer needs for increased speed, flexibility and efficiency,"
said Bill Hook, vice president, global strategy, UPS Healthcare Logistics. "Our
healthcare customers are creating value through our broad network and single
global technology platform." 

UPS facilities meet all applicable government accreditations, licenses and
maintain geographic-specific regulatory requirements, such as those of the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Health Canada,
among hundreds of others. 

UPS healthcare facilities offer distribution space with temperature and
humidity-controlled environments which help keep products in optimal conditions
during storage. Each of the expanded facilities is designed to serve the
warehousing and distribution needs of pharmaceutical and medical device
manufacturers. Specifics of the expansions include: 


Burlington, Ontario

UPS has 11 dedicated healthcare facilities in Canada, including three on UPS`s
Burlington, Ontario, logistics campus, which is located near three major
international airports. With the latest expansion of more than 200,000 sq. ft.
to the Burlington campus, UPS now has nearly 600,000 sq. ft. of healthcare
distribution space in this campus. All UPS healthcare Canada facilities are
strategically located to serve the Canadian market. 


Louisville, Ky.

The latest expansion in Louisville, Ky., adds a new 225,000 sq. ft. facility to
UPS`s healthcare distribution space in its flagship location, which already
includes three buildings totaling more than one million sq. ft. of dedicated
healthcare space. UPS`s Louisville healthcare campus is strategically located
near UPS`s Worldport global air hub to provide next-day delivery for air
shipment orders received as late as 11 p.m. EST, as well as UPS ground
deliveries within two days or less to 70 percent of U.S. locations. 

Mira Loma, Calif.

The expansion in Mira Loma, Calif., adds more than 220,000 sq. ft. to the
existing facility, resulting in a total of more than 350,000 sq. ft. of
healthcare distribution space in this location. 

Atlanta, Ga.

The addition of a new UPS healthcare facility in Atlanta, Ga., adds more than
90,000 sq. ft. within the existing two facilities, resulting in a total of more
than 200,000 sq. ft. of dedicated healthcare space. 

Reno, Nev.

The expansion in Reno, Nev., adds more than 55,000 sq. ft. to the existing
facility totaling more than 150,000 sq. ft. of dedicated healthcare space in the
Reno area. 

For more information on UPS`s healthcare services, visit 

UPS (NYSE:UPS)is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation
of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more
efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves
more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on
the Web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get
UPS news direct, visit

Andy McGowan, 404-828-4663
Rebecca Harbin, 404-870-6825 

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