Amazon has announced its plans to open a new 210,000 sq m fulfilment centre in Poland. The new facility, located in Gliwice, Silesia, comes after two new fulfilment centres were opened in Pawlikowice, near Łódź, and Okmiany earlier this month, and has been built in response to growing customer demand across Europe. According to Amazon, the new facility will bring over 1,000 new jobs for people in the region. Panattoni Europe has been chosen as the developer for the investment.
At the new facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics and consumer goods to customers. Associates will work using technologies, including Amazon Robotics, which will be used daily to fulfil customer orders.
Amazon has been operating in Poland since 2014, generating over PNL14bn (about €3.25bn) of investment including customer fulﬁlment infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to employees. According to the company, so far it has created a total of 16,000 full time jobs at its seven logistics centres in Sady near Poznań, Sosnowiec, Kołbaskowo near Szczecin, two in Bielany Wrocławskie, Pawlikowice near Łódź and Okmiany near Boleslawiec.
According to Amazon, the new centre will be the biggest site in Poland, equipped with Amazon Robotics technology. It will help meet growing customer demand, further increase product selection and support more third-party sellers under Fulfilment by Amazon.
“Poland was the first country in Europe where we launched Amazon Robotics technology, back in September 2015. This new team will play a crucial role in delivering a first rate level of service for our customers across Europe, and we look forward to working with local businesses and collaborating with national and local authorities,” said Marian Sepesi, Regional Director at Amazon.
“This year is very important for our operations in Poland. We’re excited to become a member of the Gliwice community and create many more permanent jobs in the region,” said Steven Harman, Vice President of Amazon’s Operations in Continental Europe.
“We are delighted that Amazon decided to invest in Gliwice. It confirms our city and the region are very attractive for investors,” said Jakub Chełstowski, the Marshall of Silesia Voivodship.
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