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In February 2016, the American group UPS opened its new 8,000 m² logistics centre in Jonage. The investment, of 25 million euros, is the largest of its kind that the company has made in France. Completely automated, the centre works simultaneously as a sorting centre and distribution centre for all sizes of parcels. Its cutting-edge technology allows for over 10,000 parcels to be sorted per hour, tripling UPS’s previous capacity in the Lyon region. This makes it one of the most technically advanced centres in Europe.

Why did you choose the Lyon region for this project?

Lyon and the rest of the Rhône département form a strategic location with many successful businesses across the area. There’s of course the famous Chemical Valley as well as numerous and diverse industries, such as mass distribution for production, manufacturing, healthcare, high tech, and so forth. They’re all here.
There are also many companies—some quite prominent, some less well known but equally important—and rapidly growing SMEs.
The location of the new facility is a real asset because it’s near the airport and major roads. That allows us to move parcels well beyond Rhône.

Can you tell us about the investment project?

Opening this facility is a major step forward in UPS operations in France. The investment of 25 million euros is the largest of its kind ever made by UPS in the country. It’s also proof of our confidence in the region, specifically in Lyon.

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