FedEx Express Opens New Station in Lyon
LYON, France, April 26, 2012—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced the opening of a new station in Lyon. This is the fifteenth station that FedEx Express has opened in France since October 2011 and offers businesses in Lyon and the surrounding Rhône-Alpes region access to 90 percent of the world’s GDP within two business days as a result of the FedEx global express network.
The 4,000-square-meter Lyon station is connected through a road and air network to the FedEx European hub at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, which has been granted the highly-regarded ISO 14001:2004 certification for environmental management. The new facility will be operating 25 vans and has already processed more than 2,764 shipments during its first two days of operation alone. The opening of the station has also led to the creation of 20 new jobs for the region.
The city of Lyon is located in a key trading position in South East France, as it is situated at the crossroads of the North-South and East-West axes of Europe. The area is home to more than 135,000 companies, spanning a wide range of industries such as biotechnologies, clean technologies, textiles, ICT (Information & Communication Technologies), food, finance and services.
“The distinctive entrepreneurial and industrial background of Lyon means it has a significant requirement for international trade. It represents 32 percent of the Rhône-Alpes region’s total exports.” said Dirk van Impe, managing director, Operations, FedEx Express France. “The new station in Lyon reiterates our understanding of the substantial transportation needs this global business hub has. Our new station makes it easy for the more than 4,000 foreign companies located in the area to connect and trade with global markets in the shortest time possible.”
With a wide range of transportation services on offer, local companies of all sizes seeking to expand their businesses in Europe and around the globe can benefit from improved shipping times. Customers in the region can now have access to a wide range of FedEx Intra-European and Intercontinental express transportation services, including next-business-day deliveries and economy services within two-to-five days. These services are available for documents and small parcels as well as large shipments.
For example, a company needing a next-business-day delivery by 3 pm to a city on the East Coast of the U.S. can tender their shipment in Lyon as late as 6 pm and at the station as late as 7.30 pm the day before.
FedEx provides specific solutions to meet the business requirements of companies operating in the Rhône-Alpes region. These include customs clearance, advice on import and export regulations, documentation and classification, tariffs, and currency exchange. FedEx also offers also special handling, up-to-date documentation and regulatory compliance.
Over the past six months FedEx Express in France has opened 14 new stations in Angers, Beauvais-Creil, Metz, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Orléans, Rennes, Strasbourg, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Tours, Le Mans and Bordeaux.
To contact the FedEx station in Lyon:
Customer services: 0820 123 800 (0,12€ TTC/min)
Address: 83 rue Marcel Merieux 69 960 Corbas
Customers can pick-up or drop-off their shipment at the station from Monday through Friday, from 9am to 7.30pm.