East Hartford, CT
Pratt and Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced the expansion of its third-party logistics (3PL) relationship with UPS (NYSE: UPS). As part of the agreement announced today, UPS will open a 600,000-square-foot Northeast Logistics Center (NELC) in Londonderry, New Hampshire, to serve as a centralized distribution center for Pratt and Whitney parts, tooling and supplies.
This logistics center will support Pratt & Whitney's manufacturing and global engine assembly and test sites. Set to open in June 2015, UPS will operate the NELC and provide parts receipt, storage, building of manufacturing and assembly kits, packing, inventory management and freight transportation. Pratt & Whitney will leverage UPS's customs brokerage expertise, and monitoring and technology solutions for 24/7 visibility across the supply chain.
"Having UPS as our third-party logistics supplier will enable Pratt & Whitney to support a successful ramp up of its PurePower® engine line and allow the company to focus on its core business operations – the manufacturing, assembly and testing of aircraft engines,” said Danny Di Perna, senior vice president of engineering and operations with Pratt & Whitney.
UPS began providing services to Pratt & Whitney 10 years ago. The relationship has expanded over time to include UPS small package, freight forwarding, international air freight, ground freight and customs brokerage solutions. Today, UPS is certified UTC Supplier Gold and serves Pratt & Whitney through four world-class logistics operations at the Georgia Distribution Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and facilities in West Palm Beach, Florida, Dallas, Texas and Venlo, the Netherlands.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS was awarded America’s Best Customer Service company for Shipping and Delivery services by Newsweek magazine; Fortune magazine’s Most Valuable Brand in Transportation; and top rankings on the JUST 100 list for social responsibility, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and the Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, among other prestigious rankings and awards. The company can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. The company’s sustainability eNewsletter, UPS Horizons, can be found at ups.com/sustainabilitynewsletter . To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.
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