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United Parcel Service

United Parcel Service
Company nameUnited Parcel Service, Inc.
Company typePublic company
IndustryCourier
FoundedSeattle, Washington (1907)
HeadquartersSandy Springs, Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia, US
Key peopleScott Davis (Chairman & CEO)
ProductsCourier express services
Freight forwarding services
Logistics services
Revenue(+) US$ 49.545 billion (2010) 
Operating income(+) US$ 5.874 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 3.488 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 33.597 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$ 8.047 billion (2010)
Employees400,600 (December 2010)
SubsidiaryThe UPS Store
UPS Supply Chain Solutions
UPS Capital
UPS Airlines
UPS Express Critical
UPS Freight
UPS Logistics
UPS Mail Innovations
UPS Professional Solutions

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United Parcel Service, Inc. (Nyse - UPS), typically referred to by the acronym UPS, is a package delivery company. Headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States, UPS delivers more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

UPS is well known for its brown trucks, internally known as package cars (hence the company nickname "The Big Brown Machine"). UPS also operates its own airline based in Louisville, Kentucky.


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