UPS said the new facility is part of its recently completed multi-year, US$2 billion European investment plan, which has expanded the UPS network across Europe.
The facility, which covers an area of 8,500 square metres and is fitted with the latest package sorting technology, can sort up to 5,000 packages per hour ??five times more than the facility in Ruzyne, which it has replaced.
The Tuchomerice facility will also serve as headquarters for UPS in Eastern Europe, and will provide freight and supply chain services in addition to sorting shipments.
UPS explained that that small- and medium-sized businesses near the Tuchomerice hub will benefit from greater shipping flexibility thanks to later cut-off times and daily flights as they look to reach key domestic and global e-commerce markets, including Germany.
Ufku Akaltan, president of UPS East Europe District, commented: 'Our investment in Tuchomerice represents more than an investment in UPS and our capabilities - it's an investment for our customers and their potential for growth and success.
'Located in the heart of central Europe, this new facility will play a vital role in import and export growth throughout the Czech Republic and Europe, today, and in the years to come.'
According to Czech Association APEK, the Czech e-commerce market totalled CZK196 billion (US$9.1 billion) in 2020, up 26.5 per cent year on year.