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UPS Worldport Expansion Project completed


After four years of dedicated hard work and cooperation between UPS and Vanderlande Industries, the UPS Worldport Expansion project in Louisville (USA) is now finalized.

Senior executives of UPS, Scott Wicker and Mark Scherrens, along with Joop Broeksteeg, President of DPP division for North America and Michiel Peters, President and CEO of Vanderlande Industries, visited Vanderlande Industries headquarters in The Netherlands to celebrate the successful completion of the project.

With the completion, UPS has the world’s largest automated parcel sortation system in the world with a capacity of over 206,000 parcels per hour. This enables UPS to serve air-delivered parcels all over the world.

A key element of the project was the integration of the new phases. This was testimony as Jim Zimmer, UPS Project Engineering Manager commented: “Noting that the sorting process could not be interrupted while the new systems were installed was like performing open-heart surgery while the patient was awake”.

The project started in August 2006 when Vanderlande Industries was awarded the $400 million dollar contract. Over the following years an impressive system was implemented that included: 64 kilometers of conveyors, 76 POSISORTERS, 174 VERTISORTERS and 11,500 drives. Everything was delivered on schedule and below budget. Of the over 1,800,000 work hours, “no lost time due to incidents” was accomplished. As a result, the Worldport Expansion Project is seen as a great achievement.

For more information please contact:

Vanderlande Industries
Joop Broeksteeg
President Distribution, Parcel & Postal
Phone +1 5023655054

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