UPS Expands Global Healthcare Network with Three New Facilities in Asia Pacific Region

  UPS Expands Global Healthcare Network with Three New Facilities in Asia
  Pacific Region

  Hangzhou, Shanghai and Sydney facilities grow UPS healthcare space in Asia
                    Pacific by nearly 35,000 square meters

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- October 25, 2012

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced a significant expansion of its global
healthcare distribution facility network in the Asia Pacific region with the
opening of three new state-of-the-art facilities in Hangzhou, China, Shanghai,
China, and Sydney, Australia. The new facilities bring the total number of UPS
dedicated healthcare facilities around the globe to 36, encompassing more than
one-half million square meters of space. They are part of UPS’s strategy to
invest in its global healthcare network to meet the growing needs of its
global healthcare customers.

Driven by trends of increased globalization and growing healthcare consumption
in emerging markets, the new facilities, together with UPS’s existing
healthcare facility in Singapore, which opened in 2011, serve both
multi-national and regional healthcare manufacturers’ distribution needs
across the Asia Pacific region. The new facilities represent nearly 35,000
square meters of healthcare-compliant distribution space and are specially
designed to meet the needs of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device

“Asia is our fastest-growing market for healthcare and we are seeing increased
activity in the region, especially in China, where a growing demand for acute
and chronic care has driven the need for reliable, flexible and compliant
supply chains to serve a highly dynamic market,” said Bill Hook, vice
president, global strategy, UPS Healthcare Logistics. “Healthcare is a major
focus area for UPS, and we are committed to continuing investments in Asia and
other parts of the world timed with – and often ahead of – market demand to
support our clients’ growth strategies in key regions.”

Specifics of the new facilities include:


Opened in the third quarter of this year, UPS's Hangzhou facility consists of
22,000 square meters of validated healthcare distribution space. The facility
is designed to support the increasing number of pharmaceutical companies that
are locating manufacturing operations in China.


Located within the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, the recently opened 7,575
square meter facility is designed to meet the needs of the medical device
market. The facility provides critical access to one of the largest
consumption markets for healthcare products. The close proximity of the
Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone to the UPS International Air Hub in Shanghai allows
UPS to provide an integrated supply chain solution to the healthcare market.

The UPS International Air Hub in Shanghai operates 82 flights per week and
provides critical access for inbound shipments into China as well as outbound
shipments around the world.


Opened in the third quarter of this year, UPS’s Sydney facility is 5,388
square meters of dedicated healthcare distribution space. With many
multi-national as well as regional companies looking to set up distribution in
Sydney to serve regional markets, UPS’s facility provides quick turn-around,
including next-day delivery capabilities.

“The three new facilities, along with our existing Singapore facility are
strategically located across key, growing healthcare markets in Asia Pacific
and are targeted to support our clients as they grow their business,” said
Craig Foster, senior vice president, Supply Chain and Healthcare Logistics,
UPS Asia Pacific Region. “UPS adopts a consistent approach in our global
healthcare strategy and all of our facilities worldwide are built with the
same exceptional standards of quality care that are compliant with the
requirements of the local regulatory bodies.”

For more information on UPS’s healthcare services, visit

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solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the
facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology
to manage the world of business more efficiently. Headquartered in Atlanta,
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