United Parcel Service (UPS)
UPS is the world's largest package delivery company, in terms of revenue and volume, and a global leader in supply chain solutions. We deliver packages each business day for 1.8 million shipping customers to 6.1 million consignees in over 200 countries and territories. In 2011, we delivered an average of 15.8 million pieces per day worldwide - or 4 billion for the year. In addition, our supply chain solutions capabilities are available to clients in 175 countries and territories.
Although our primary business is the time-definite delivery of packages and documents, we have extended our capabilities in recent years to encompass the broader spectrum of services known as supply chain solutions, such as freight forwarding, customs brokerage, fulfillment, returns, financial transaction and even repairs. We are also a leading provider of less-than-truckload transportation services.
Facts and figures
Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1907 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia
As of 2013, UPS has an overall revenue of $55.4 billion.
As of 2013, UPS has 395,000 employees around the world with 318,000 in the U.S and 77,000 internationally.
The organization services more than 220 countries and territories; every address in North America and Europe.
With 1,990 operating facilities, UPS serves an estimated 9.4 million customers daily and has average of 47.5 million daily tracking requests.
Key Services and Solutions
Logistics and distribution; transportation and freight (air, sea, ground, rail); freight forwarding to 195 countries; international trade management and customs brokerage.
Service parts logistics; technical repair and configuration; supply chain design and planning; returns management.
Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation is responsible for leading the organization's philanthropy and corporate citizenship efforts. In 2011, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $93 million in charitable giving around the world.
Additionally, The UPS Foundation creates innovative community safety partnerships with non-profits to champion road safety. UPS is currently expanding it's safe driving program, UPS Road CodeTM, which leverages UPS volunteers around the world to instruct teens and novice drivers on safe driving techniques.See more