UPS Expanding Healthcare Network To Simplify Latin American Market Access

MEXICO CITY and ATLANTA, April 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in thestate of Mexico, celebrating the addition of threehealthcare-dedicated facilities to address high growth medicaldevice and pharmaceutical consumption markets throughout LatinAmerica. Over the coming months, UPS will open and expand newfacilities near Mexico City, Mexico, São Paulo, Brazil andSantiago, Chile, highlighting its continued investment in theregion.

With these expansions, UPS's network in the region reachesnearly 70 percent of the total healthcare consumption andmanufacturing markets in Latin America. The region includes two ofthe top 15 healthcare consumer markets worldwide and the UPSfacilities are located in the largest consumption cities in thesecountries enabling efficient market access.

 "Latin America represents a strong growth opportunity forhealthcare companies and providers who rely on UPS's network ofdedicated facilities, air freight, and safety and complianceexpertise to support their business goals," said John Menna, UPSvice president, Global Healthcare Strategy. "These facilities offergreater access to the best-in-class logistics solutions forpharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies serving LatinAmerica, giving global healthcare customers the confidence theyneed."

The growing middle class is driving increased healthcare demandacross emerging markets worldwide, including Latin America.Reaching new markets was identified by nearly 80 percent ofhealthcare executives in UPS's most recent annual " Painin the (Supply) Chain" study which measures decision makers'concerns in healthcare logistics.

Specifics of the healthcare expansions include:

Mexico

Celebrating its healthcare inauguration today, this multi-clientfacility located in Cuautitlan Izcalli, state of Mexico, serves thesecond largest medical device and pharmaceutical consumption marketin the region. The existing building now includes nearly 78,000 sq.ft. of healthcare-dedicated space. UPS has been operating in Mexicosince 1989.

Brazil

Brazil is the largest pharmaceutical consumption market in LatinAmerica and this is UPS's second healthcare-dedicated facility inthe country. This new location in São Paulo includes 80,000 sq. ft.of space which will open in the third quarter of this year. UPS hasbeen operating in Brazil since 1989.

Chile

Slated for completion this fall, this expansion will include21,000 sq. ft. of healthcare-dedicated space in Santiago, Chile, amanufacturing country for many healthcare multinationalcorporations. UPS has been operating in Chile since 1991.

Each facility is compliant with global, regional and localregulations and designed to support ambient healthcare products forboth pharmaceutical and medical device companies. UPS healthcareclients can also take advantage of a single global IT platform,providing a seamless experience and end-to-end supply chainvisibility.

"The opening of these facilities are a part of UPS's ongoingstrategy to expand its footprint in vital markets and continuedinvestment in technology to meet the demands of our customers,"said Romaine Seguin, president, UPS Americas Region. "Eachexpansion is designed to ensure we deliver serviceexcellence.  Our mission, which is posted in every UPShealthcare facility around the world, reminds employees that 'It'sA Patient, Not A Package ®' as we put in place dedicatedsolutions and specially trained people who bring the mantra tolife."

For multimedia assets on this announcements, visit: www.pressroom.ups.com.

For more information on UPS's healthcare logistics expertise andsolutions, visit: www.ups.com/healthcare.

About UPS: UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics,offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packagesand freight; facilitating international trade, and deployingadvanced technology to more efficiently manage the world ofbusiness. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found onthe web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. Toget UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
CONTACT: Ivette Lopez, UPS Corporate Public Relations         ivettelopez@ups.com         +1 404-828-8113                  Jose Cano, UPS Americas Region         josecano@ups.com         +1 305-869-8191

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