UNITED Parcel Service (UPS) opened a $24 million centre at the Kowloon Bay Cargo Centre yesterday and announced its successful registration to the ISO 9002 standard. The 87,000 square foot automated hub-cum-distribution centre is equipped with the latest technology, enabling the company to lift capacity to meet future growth. The Hong Kong operations grew 45 per cent last year, said UPS Hong Kong manager Richard de Souza. The centre, which can handle more than 2,500 packages an hour, is on-line to central computers in New Jersey. UPS is trying to achieve full ISO certification throughout its Asia-Pacific operations.