Premium Air Freight Services Meet Critical Logistical Needs Of High-Tech, Industrial & Automotive Industries UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the expansion of its UPS Express® Freight service into Israel and Slovakia to serve expanding hubs for high-tech, industrial and automotive companies. The UPS premium air freight service offers one- to three-business day door-to-door service, including customs clearance and an on-time performance guarantee. "Israel and Slovakia are increasingly important players in the global trade arena and UPS is committed to expanding its air freight services in these areas to meet the evolving logistical needs of our customers," said Scott Aubuchon, director of international air freight marketing at UPS. "Our decades of experience in the high-tech, industrial and automotive industries combined with our expertise in global trade and international air freight makes UPS well-positioned to address the growing import and export needs of these countries." Israel is a key destination in the high-tech sector with major players in the industry maintaining operations in the country. While nearly half of Israel's exports come from this sector, UPS Express Freight also is prepared to import and export everything from airplane and automobile parts to jewelry and precious gems, which also are manufactured in the country. Now fully integrated with the European Union, Slovakia has developed as a key center for automotive and industrial manufacturing, representing manufacturing operations of some of the world's largest auto makers. These industries particularly benefit from the time-definite services offered by UPS, which help keep manufacturing supply chains moving. UPS Express Freight is part of UPS's broad portfolio of air freight services, which include North American and international air freight as well as UPS Express Critical services for time-critical freight shipment needs across all modes of transportation. The UPS air freight portfolio also includes a range of value-added services from supplier management to customs brokerage to visibility technology solutions.