Near UPS global headquarters
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 2, 2017) — UPS and Sealed Air Corporation today announced the opening of a Packaging Innovation Center in Louisville on the UPS Supply Chain Solutions campus, near the Worldport facility, the UPS Air Group’s global headquarters.
UPS said the center will help solve the packaging and shipping challenges of e-commerce retailers, and companies in many other industries, by maximizing efficiency, minimizing waste, reducing shipping costs, and increasing brand affinity.
The new facility is the next step in a strategic partnership between the two companies announced in November 2016 designed to help businesses prepare for the future of supply chains, fulfillment, and packaging to enable global e-commerce success.
“One of the biggest challenges UPS customers have with e-commerce, and across other industry segments, is that they struggle to create efficiencies and enhance profit margins while still improving consumers’ perception of their brand,” said Alan Gershenhorn, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for UPS.
“UPS customers don’t just need supply chain innovation,” he said. “They also need packaging innovation. Our partnership with Sealed Air, and the new Packaging Innovation Center, will allow UPS to bring a more complete set of solutions as we help customers re-imagine their entire supply chains, including packaging.”