Amazon to open a new fulfilment centre in Bristol

Amazon has announced plans to open a fulfilment centre in Bristol in 2018, creating more than 1,000 permanent jobs in the local area.

Recruitment will begin next year for a range of new roles, including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists.

The online giant said it is expanding its UK fulfilment centre network to meet increasing customer demands, expand selection and enable small businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace to scale their operations.

Director of UK customer fulfilment Stefano Perego said: “We’re very excited to expand our network into Bristol. The centre will be equipped with Amazon Robotics technology, the latest example of our commitment to invention in logistics on behalf of our employees and our customers.”

Amazon has invested £6.4 billion since 2010 in its UK-based research and development, head office and fulfilment and logistics infrastructure. It previously announced that it will open fulfilment centres in Dunstable, Doncaster, Tilbury and Warrington in 2017, creating more than 3,500 new permanent jobs.  The Daventry site opened in February while Doncaster, Warrington and Tilbury will begin operations in the autumn.

There are now 13 fulfilment centres in the UK: one in Daventry, two in Doncaster and one each in Coalville (Leicestershire), Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay.

 

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