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UPS Healthcare to expand cold chain capabilities in Europe with new Rome facility

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it is breaking ground on a new 40,000 square meter built-to-suit healthcare logistics facility in Rome, Italy. The state-of-the-art validated and GMP-compliant facility is scheduled to open July 2022, and will include multiple validated controlled temperature environments for healthcare products requiring -20C to -80C, 2C to 8C and 15C to 25C storage.

The facility will support pharmaceutical and medical device customers in Italy and will provide another direct link from Europe to UPS’s global network.

“We continue to expand our industry leading cold chain capabilities in the European market,” said Wes Wheeler, president of UPS Healthcare. “Our new facility in Rome will service the growth needs of our healthcare clients in a country that manufactures many of the world’s most important sterile pharmaceuticals.”

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UPS Healthcare and The UPS Foundation make financial and in-kind commitment to facilitate equitable worldwide vaccine deliveries

  • Initial commitment for delivery of 20 million doses to countries in need across four continents
  • Key support for equitable vaccine distribution through COVAX, Gavi, the vaccine alliance and CARE’s Fast + Fair initiative
  • Working with countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and South America to accelerate global vaccination efforts
  • Cold chain, additional freezer capacity is yet another element of UPS Healthcare’s continued expansion of worldwide capabilities
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UPS Inducts 1,412 Of Its Safest Drivers Into Circle Of Honor

  • Nearly 940 Drivers Accident-Free for 35 Years or more, Six for 50 or more
  • Elite Drivers in Countries outside the U.S. now total 660

UPS today announced the induction of 1,412 men and women into the Circle of Honor, an elite group of UPS drivers who have been among the safest drivers on the road, and have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more. With those new inductees, the Circle of Honor now includes 10,779 of UPS’s active brown-clad drivers.

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UPS honors Rep. John Lewis’ legacy, plants first trees toward 50 million planting goal

On 2/20/2021, at an event celebrating civil rights leader John Lewis, UPS’s chief corporate affairs, communications and sustainability officer Laura Lane, marked the moment with The UPS Foundation’s first tree planting toward its new commitment to plant 50 million trees by 2030. UPS volunteers, and a dozen more from the greater Atlanta community, planted trees and seedlings in Freedom Park surrounding John Lewis Plaza. It marks the first of 14 planned UPS projects in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation in cities across the U.S. and additional projects are being planned in international locations.

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UPS healthcare continues investment in personalized medicine; Expands global cell and gene services capacity

UPS Healthcare announced today an investment and further expansion of its capabilities in cell and gene services via Marken, a UPS company. UPS Healthcare is adding eight centers of excellence to support Marken’s global network of cell and gene services, bringing the total to 14 certified sites. The expanded network will support Marken’s well-established services including cryogenic transport services, patient data protection, superior temperature monitoring technology and real-time GPS tracking.

As an important part of UPS Healthcare’s offerings, Marken’s worldwide network includes 56 certified locations to handle the sensitive shipments required during the clinical development of cell and gene therapies. The eight new locations – New York, Miami, Amsterdam, Paris, Melbourne, Sidney, Tokyo and Seoul – strengthen Marken’s global Center of Excellence network, which already includes centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, London, Frankfurt and Singapore.