Amazon said it is increasing the size of its UK fulfilment centre network in order “to meet increasing customer demands and expand product selection”. The new site in Rugby will be its fourth fulfilment centre in the Midlands, with the online retail giant promising to create 400 permanent roles, in addition to the 2,500 people has already taken on in the region.
To date, Amazon has invested £6.4 billion in the UK market since 2010 and has 16 fulfilment centres based here, including three in Doncaster and one each in Coalville (Leicestershire), Daventry, Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley, Swansea Bay, Tilbury and Warrington.
According to the company, the newest addition to its fulfilment centre network is in response to increasing customer demand toenable the SMEs selling in the Amazon Marketplace platform to “scale their businesses”
Amazon director of UK customer fulfilment Stefano Perego said: “We are delighted to expand our operations in the Midlands where we already have a dedicated workforce of more than 2,500 people at fulfilment centres in Rugeley, Coalville and Daventry.”
He added that the recruitment process has already started to fill the positions at the Rugby site, including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists, with Amazon offering “competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”
In addition, Amazon has announced plans to open three further new fulfilment centres in 2018 in Bristol, Bolton and Coventry, as well as its first dedicated UK receive centre in Coventry. The Coventry site will and act as a central hub to receive and sort millions of products sold on Amazon.co.uk each year.
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