United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) is a major shipping company in the world. Every day delivers more than 14 million packages to more than 200 countries around the world. It has recently been expanded to cover other transportation-related areas such as logistics . Its headquarters are in Atlanta , Georgia . The headquarters of Bienne , in Switzerland , is responsible for operations in Europe , Middle East and Africa .
The brown color of their trucks and uniforms of the employees, facilitates the nickname with which the company is called: “Big Brown”. In April 2003, UPS changed to the new logo and replacing the original design of the package and shield made in 1961 by Paul Rand . Its main competitors in the United States are FedEx , DHL , and even the postal service of the United States . Historically, UPS only had competition in the market for USPS shipments by land at low cost. However, when FedEx acquired RPS (Roadway Package System) and rebranded as FedEx Ground , became a competitor. In addition, later bought DHL Airborne Express .
In 1907 , Jim Casey , a 19-year-old, founded the American Messenger Company in Seattle , Washington with $ 100 he had borrowed from a friend. In 1913 he joined Evert McCabe and formed Merchants Parcel Delivery . In 1919 , the company grew, he left Seattle, and was renamed United Parcel Service . The Political Action Committee UPS has been the most generous donor to federal candidates in every election since 1992, donating a total of 14 million MAJES until December 31, 2005, as indicated by the records of the Federal Election Commission.
On October 3, 2005, UPS acquired Britain LYNX Express Ltd. , a major British shipping companies worth 55.5 million pounds. The operation was with the permission of the European Commission . The first joint operations center opened in mid-2006 in Dartford , east of London . Using data from April 20, 2006, UPS increased by 9% the volume of small packages for the year 2005. In the first quarter of 2009, had a profit of $ 401 million, down 56% over the same period a year earlier.