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UPS opens new DC in Slovenia to facilitate ecommerce growth

UPS has opened a new distribution centre in Slovenia to serve the country’s burgeoning ecommerce market.

The new distribution centre is located in Zgornji Brnjk, near Ljubljana Business Center, and is sized at nearly 1400 square metres with a sorting capacity of 2500 packages per hour.

Sitting at a crossroads of different European trade routes, the site is intended to help Slovenian businesses expand their reach outside of the country to neighbouring countries such as Austria and Italy.

UPS has operated in the country since 1991 and has a fleet of 110 delivery vehicles in the country. The carrier is investing $2 billion in Europe over multiple years with the goal of modernising and expanding its network across the continent.

A bulletin from statistics agency Eurostat in March said that ecommerce sales had risen 11% in Slovenia in January year-on-year.

Yannick Moojiman, managing director for UPS Slovenia, Hungary, Greece and Romania. “As the global economy continues to shift, this facility gives our customers the best possible resources to meet the future logistics challenges of the ‘new normal’.”