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UPS is a courier and shipping company with headquarters in the United States. It was created by James E. Casey and Claude Ryan on August 28, 1907 at Seattle, Washington. The name stands for "United Parcel Service".
UPS has grown to become one of world's largest transport companies and boasts many workers across six continents. UPS uses both trucks and aircrafts such as jets for its deliveries, mostly using standard delivery vans that vary in size depending on the company.
Today UPS delivers more than 15 million packages weekly worldwide! That comes out to around 576 parcels per second! They have their own the fleet of 747 jumbo cargo planes which make around 107000 tonnes of international deliveries each year. What a major contributor this company is to the world's current economy!
Besides offering its delivery services, UPS does not forget about other important things such as community service. It is an active member of various initiatives and programs which help promote green energy and sustainability. UPS has also won many awards for their work and environmental practices.
The company expanded even further when it purchased Mail Boxes, Etc in 1993. With that addition the company grew from 330000 clients to over 420000 clients. Not long after they acquired Kinko's Office and Print Services changing its name to "UPS Supply Chain Solutions". The purchase was made so that more people could get their printing jobs done by a professional company while increasing business for themselves.