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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. UPS is a global company with one of the most recognised and admired brands in the world.
As a global leader in logistics, UPS offers a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. With its unmatched array of services to more than 220 countries and territories, UPS delivers over 15.6 million packages every day. Global revenue for 2010 was $49.6 billion on a total annual volume of 3.9 billion packages and documents.
Everybody loves something. We love logistics. After all, logistics is the most powerful force in business today. We love its precision, its complexity, and its global reach. Logistics helps make life better for billions of people. What’s not to love ?
UPS supporting the 2012 Olympics
UPS is a proud partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and we have a critical role to play in delivering this substantial and complex task. Our global capabilities, experience and unique solutions will ensure the London 2012 Games are an unparalleled success.
London 2012 Chairman Sebastian Coe welcomed the appointment: "Staging an Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is probably the biggest peacetime logistical undertaking in the world. UPS will bring a wealth of expertise to the planning and delivery of a spectacular Games in 2012 - they have a great heritage in supporting the Games, global capabilities and we look forward to them being a vital part of the team. Having one single supplier to handle the majority of our complex transportation and logistical needs will benefit everyone. Our commercial programme continues to attract global interest and I'm thrilled that yet another high profile brand is on board."
Dan Brutto, president of UPS International commented: "We view our sponsorship of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games as a strategic investment in growing our business throughout the UK. UPS is committed to helping London make these Games an unparalleled success and it's a great honour to be entrusted again with such a tremendous responsibility."
UPS was a provider to the Beijing Games in 2008 and was a worldwide partner of the Atlanta Games in 1996, Nagano Winter Games in 1998 and the Sydney Games in 2000. For the Beijing Games, this included monitoring traffic patterns, determining optimal collection and delivery routes and measuring the height and width of every bridge, tunnel and overpass throughout the city to ensure UPS's vehicles could reach their destinations without delay.
UPS also designed the overall logistics plan to manage the warehousing, inventory control and delivery of virtually every shipment that was used before, during and after the Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. By the time the Beijing Games concluded, UPS had successfully handled more than 19 million individual items weighing over 10,000 tons, including the 2,008 drums and 10,000 costumes used in the Opening Ceremony; 400 tons of television broadcast equipment; 70,000 pieces of athletes' luggage and 254 canoes, kayaks and rowboats.