Company History

Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a multi-billion-dollar corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today, UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. We have become the world’s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day, we manage the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.


Founded in Seattle, Wash.: August 28, 1907

Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.

Worldwide web address:

Chief Executive Officer: David Abney

2016 revenue: $61 billion

Employees: More than 434,000


2016 revenue: $51 billion

2016 global delivery volume: 4.9 billion packages and documents

Daily global delivery volume: 19.1 million packages and documents

Daily U.S. air volume: 2.7 million packages and documents

Daily international volume: 2.8 million packages and documents

Service area: More than 220 countries and territories; Every address in North America and Europe

Customers: 1.6 million pick-up, 8.7 million delivery

Online tracking: 101.5 million tracking requests per business day

Retail access: The UPS Store, 4,945; UPS Customer Centers, 1,052; Authorized outlets, 9,070; UPS Drop Boxes, 38,200; UPS Access Point locations, more than 26,000

Operating facilities: More than 1,800

Delivery Fleet: 108,210 package cars, vans, tractors, motorcycles, including more than 8,100 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles

UPS jet aircraft: 237

Short-termed leased or Chartered aircraft: 420

Daily flight segments: Domestic – 1,077; International – 1,090

Airports served: Domestic – 374; International – 313

Air Hubs:

  • United States: Louisville, Ky. (main Global Air Hub) Philadelphia, Pa.;  Dallas, Texas; Ontario, Calif.;  Rockford, Ill.; Columbia, S.C.
  • Europe: Cologne/Bonn, Germany
  • Asia / Pacific: Shanghai; Shenzhen; Hong Kong
  • Latin America and Caribbean: Miami, Fla.
  • Canada: Hamilton, Ontario


2016 net revenue: $10 billion

UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Key services: Logistics and distribution; transportation and freight (air, sea, ground, rail); freight forwarding to 195 countries and territories; international trade management, and customs brokerage.

Specialty services: Service parts logistics; technical repair and configuration; supply chain design and planning, returns management.

Facilities: More than 500 facilities in more than 115 countries; 36.6 million sq. ft.

Delivery fleet: 517

UPS Freight

Key services: Leading provider of less-than-truckload and truckload services coast-to-coast

Delivery fleet: 5,629 vehicles; 21,282 trailers

Facilities: 200 service centers

Freight Brokerage Services: Coyote Logistics provides truckload, intermodal, and less-than-truckload brokerage and transportation management services using a network of more than 40,000 carriers across the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

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Chief Information Officer: Juan Perez

Number of Technology Employees: 4,707

Data Centres: Mahwah, NJ and Atlanta, GA

Mainframes: 7

Mainframe Capacity (Millions instructions per second — MIPS): 108,053

Petabytes of mainframe and UNIX storage: 21.5

Laptops and Workstations: 218,877

Physical Servers: 22,948

Percent of Data Centre Servers Virtualised: 56%

DIADS: 127,557 in daily use

UPS’s Global Telecommunications Network:

  • Network Sites: 3,219 Average Daily Usage:

  • 2015 Page Views: 36.2 million
  • 2015 Peak Day Page Views: 51.6 million

Online Tracking Average Daily Usage:

  • 2015 Tracking Requests: 69.4 million per business day
  • 2015 Peak Day: 142.3 million

Technology Awards:

  • Digital Edge 25 for UPS My Choice® and Access Point™ network integration, 2016
  • CIO Magazine: CIO 100, #1 for Near Real-Time Service Performance Reporting (NRT), 2015
  • InformationWeek Elite 100: #1 Overall Most Innovative Users of Business Technology, 2015
  • Computerworld: Premier 100 IT Leaders – Ken Finnerty (2015), Nick Costides (2014), Juan Perez (2013)
  • InformationWeek Elite 100: #22 Overall Most Innovative Users of Business Technology, 2014
  • CIO Magazine: CIO 100, Business Intelligence for ORION, 2014
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award for ORION, 2014
  • Postal Technology International Awards for ORION (last mile delivery), 2014
  • CITE Awards – Auto Arrive and Depart (AAD), 2013
  • Association of Telecommunication Professionals (ATP), 2013 – Nick Costides
  • Mobile Enterprise Magazine’s 2013 Mobilizer Award
  • InformationWeek 500: Most Innovative Users of Business Technology, 2013
  • Technology Association of Georgia Excalibur Awards Finalist, 2013
  • E3 Award, 2013
  • InformationWeek 500: #8 Overall Most Innovative, 2012
  • InformationWeek 500: Business Innovation award for UPS My Choice, 2012
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