UPS Mail Innovations adds Southwest center
UPS's business mail services unit has opened a new processing center near Phoenix to improve service to companies in Arizona and New Mexico that outsource their outbound mail processing, the integrated logistics company said Nov. 30.
UPS Mail Innovations handles the pickup, processing and sorting of outbound mail pieces weighing less than one pound and applies postage before delivering the pieces to the U.S. Postal Service for final delivery. With the opening of the new facility in Tolleson, Ariz., UPS Mail Innovations now processes mail at 16 U.S. locations.
The Arizona facility is processing about 20,000 mail pieces each day for distribution to other parts of the country and also delivers about 28,000 mail pieces to nearby USPS facilities for final delivery. Customers include companies in the retail and pharmaceutical industries, UPS said.
The new facility is the third major recent investment by UPS in UPS Mail Innovations. In October 2009, the company added a new parcel sorter at its facility near Logan Township, N.J., allowing for more complete and faster processing of parcels under one pound. In December, the company plans to double the size of its facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and next year install a parcel sorting machine at that facility.
By handling bulk mail shipments and skipping the postal sort centers UPS can save customers on postal rates.