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Facts & Figures


UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. With its wide array of services to more than 220 countries and territories, UPS delivers over 16.3 million packages every day. Global revenue for 2012 was $54.1 billion on a total annual volume of 4.1 billion packages and documents.

Established in Germany

UPS first entered Europe in 1976 when it established domestic operations in Germany. UPS has since developed a comprehensive European service portfolio, combining local expertise in each market with UPS's international strength and high quality standards.

Germany Headquarters

United Parcel Service Deutschland Inc. & Co. OHG, Görlitzer Straße 1, D–41460 Neuss Service Number: 01806 882 663 (20 ct. per call from German fixed telephone network; max. 60 ct. per call mobile)

Points of Access

More than 280 (UPS Centers, MBE Centers and UPS Express Shops)

Operating Facilities

72 Small Package, 23 SCS, including approximately 65,000 m² warehouse space, location of UPS' European air hub at Cologne Bonn Airport


More than 16,500

Delivery Fleet

More than 3,500 (package cars, vans and tractors)

Airports Served

Berlin, Cologne, Munich

Key Historical Data

August 1976

Launch of the first UPS operation outside Northern America in parts of Western Germany

Spring 1978

Nationwide Service in the Federal Republic of Germany, including West Berlin

January 1981

Division of the German package operation into two units: one for the delivery and pick–up of packages and customer service (today United Parcel Service Deutschland Inc. & Co. OHG) and one for feeder transports between package centers (today UPS Transport OHG)

October 1985

Start of the international air service between the US and six European countries via Frankfurt/Main

September 1986

Opening of the European air hub at Cologne Bonn Airport

April 1990

After the fall of the Berlin wall, UPS is the first package delivery company to offer countrywide service in the German Democratic Republic

February 1994

The first delivery drivers in Germany get equipped with the handheld Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD), a major step in the capturing, processing and tracking of shipment data

May 1994

Service Offensive '94: New and improved services for customers in Germany, introduction of UPS Express Plus for very urgent shipments

September 1996

Introduction of a common service portfolio for Europe (UPS Express Plus, UPS Express, UPS Expedited, UPS Standard)

January 2001

Realignment of the UPS package operation in Germany: three former districts get consolidated into one Germany district; focus on Germany as one single market

February 2001

Launch of a new service option for fast and economic deliveries: UPS Express Saver

March 2003

Companywide rebranding: first change of the corporate identity since more than 40 years; introduction of the new UPS logo

December 2005

Community record: the number of annual volunteer hours from UPS employees in Germany comes close to 10,000 during 2005

January 2006

The largest UPS building outside the US: opening of a new sorting facility at Cologne Bonn Airport; sorting capacity 110,000 packages per hour

September 2011

Further expansion of the European air hub of UPS at Cologne Bonn Airport announced


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