Amazon has announced the opening of two new fulfillment centres in Italy. Located in Castelguglielmo/San Bellino (Veneto) and Colleferro (Lazio), Amazon will create 1,400 permanent jobs in three years on top of the company’s 6,900 existing roles in the Country. Amazon will have added over €140m to the €4bn already invested since 2010.
Amazon said that it is further increasing the size of its Italian fulfilment centre network to meet increasing customer demand, expand its product selection and support a growing number of independent small businesses selling at Amazon using Fulfilment by Amazon warehousing and delivery.
Roy Perticucci, VP Amazon EU Operations, said: “2020 marks our tenth year in Italy, creating 1,400 new permanent jobs and helping us deliver to even more customers across the Country.”
The fulfilment centre located in the municipalities of Castelguglielmo and San Bellino, in the Veneto region, will create up to 900 jobs within three years of launch of the site. The site, whose construction works are carried out by P3 Logistic Parks, will be equipped with advanced Amazon Robotics technology to help employees reduce walking time by moving the shelves to them.
The Colleferro fulfilment centre will be the second opened by Amazon in Lazio region after the Passo Corese facility, which started operations in 2017. Vailog srl (Gruppo Segro) is responsible for the construction of the warehouse that is expected provide over 500 new permanent jobs within 2023. This facility will be used by Amazon to stock larger products, working in partnership with a similar site opened in 2017 in Vercelli.
Amazon’s first logistics facility in Italy was inaugurated in 2011. In 2017, distribution hubs were opened in the centre of Italy in Passo Corese (Rieti) and in northern Italy in Vercelli, bringing 1,200 and 600 new jobs respectively. Last year, a fourth distribution facility was opened around Turin, and is expected to bring in 1,200 jobs within three years. Turin also hosts an Amazon’s R&D lab working on voice recognition technologies serving the company’s Alexa voice-activation system.
In 2018, goods exports of Italian sellers who had chosen Amazon Marketplace were worth over €500m.
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