Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., announced the expansion of its third-party logistics relationship with UPS, and as part of the agreement, UPS will open a 600,000-square-foot Northeast Logistics Center (NELC) in Londonderry.
Town Planner Cynthia May said the facility will be located on Pettengill Road.
The facility will serve as a centralized distribution center for Pratt & Whitney parts, tooling and supplies.
“This logistics center will support Pratt & Whitney’s manufacturing and global engine assembly and test sites, the press release, dated May 20, stated. “Set to open in June 2015, UPS will operate the NELC and provide parts receipt, storage, building of manufacturing and assembly kits, packing, inventory management and freight transportation.”
Town Manager Kevin Smith said this will be its first facility in New Hampshire and is expected to bring in about 600 new jobs.
“Having UPS as our third-party logistics supplier will enable Pratt & Whitney to support a successful ramp up of its PurePower® engine line and allow the company to focus on its core business operations – the manufacturing, assembly and testing of aircraft engines,” said Danny Di Perna, senior vice president of engineering and operations with Pratt & Whitney.
UPS began providing services to Pratt & Whitney 10 years ago. The relationship has expanded over time to include UPS small package, freight forwarding, international air freight, ground freight and customs brokerage solutions.
Other logistics centers are in Georgia, Florida, Texas and The Netherlands.