UPS – the United Parcel Service – delivering 4 billion parcels a year

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Run centrally as part of the wider United Parcel Service of North America group, the UK arm of UPS is more locally managed under European operations with head offices in Brussels, Belgium.

More locally still, there’s a number of regional UPS bases located around Britain.

The entire company is estimated to earn $54 billion annually in revenues, with around 15.8 million packages delivered each day – with a yearly total of 4 billion parcels going through UPS. These figures make UPS easily the largest express delivery company in the world – with the business servicing over 200 countries and territories globally.

Unlike competitors DHL and DPD, UPS have a limited number of products aimed towards everyday consumers – instead, the majority of their custom comes from dealing directly with businesses. Despite this lack of enthusiasm in courting the general public, UPS still spend a relatively sizeable sum on television advertisements – however, these promote the logistic capabilities and cutting-edge infrastructure the company has in place rather than any particular deals.

Owning their own fleets of trains, aeroplanes and trucks, UPS boast of being able to help companies of all sizes – with solutions that range from straightforward courier services through to shipping freight across multiple continents.