UPS opening logistics center for Pratt & Whitney

UPS plans to build a 600,000-square-foot distribution center in New Hampshire to service shipments for Pratt & Whitney parts, tooling and supplies, the engine maker announced Tuesday.

Pratt & Whitney said turning logistics over to UPS will allow the aircraft engine company to focus on manufacturing, assembling and testing engines. Separately, Pratt & Whitney said it had received more than 5,500 orders for a new geared turbofan engine for commercial jets.

Financial terms of the deal with UPS were not disclosed.

The Northeast Logistics Center, which is expected to open in June 2015, will be built and operated by UPS in Londonderry, about 30 minutes from New Hampshire’s capital, Concord.

UPS also has logistics operations that support Pratt & Whitney in Atlanta, West Palm Beach, Fla., Dallas and Venlo, the Netherlands.

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