Amazon prepares to open fulfilment centre in Rugby

Online giant Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre, in the Warwickshire town of Rugby, later this year.

Amazon director of UK customer fulfilment Stefano Perego said: “We’re delighted to expand our operations in the Midlands, where we already have a dedicated workforce of more than 2,500 people.

The retailer has started recruiting for 400 permanent roles in Rugby including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists. People interested in applying for jobs at Amazon should visit www.myamazonjob.com/fulfillment-centers/rugby

Rugby will be the Amazon’s fourth fulfilment centre in the Midlands. It will join centres in Coalville (Leicestershire) and Daventry (Leicestershire), both of which opened in 2016; and Rugeley (Staffordshire), which opened in 2011.

In addition to Rugby, Amazon has revealed plans to open three new fulfilment centres in 2018 in Bristol, Bolton and Coventry. The company said it is enlarging the size of its UK network to meet increasing customer demand, expand selection and enable SMEs selling on Amazon Marketplace to scale their businesses.

Amazon has 16 fulfilment centres in the UK. There are three fulfilment centres in Doncaster and one each in Coalville, Daventry, Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley, Swansea Bay, Tilbury and Warrington.

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