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Amazon To Build 500m Fulfilment Centre In Northampton

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  • Amazon to launch £500 million state-of-the-art fulfilment centre in Northampton, creating more than 2,000 new jobs
  • Fulfilment centre projected to start operations in 2026, employing people in a range of roles from engineers to IT professionals

Amazon has today announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art fulfilment centre at the SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton.

The Amazon Robotics fulfilment centre, which will start managing customer orders in 2026, will create 1,400 new jobs at launch with this figure projected to rise to more than 2,000 within three years of operation.

There will be employment opportunities covering a wide range of roles including engineers, HR and IT professionals through to health & safety and finance specialists, as well as the team members who pick, pack and ship customer orders.

Amazon consistently invests in its workplaces to provide the most modern, engaging and safe environment for employees. This new building will be the latest generation fulfilment centre featuring three floors of Amazon robotics where products will be stowed and customer orders picked utilising advanced technology.

Louise Wall, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, said: “Amazon’s investment in Northamptonshire will create thousands of new jobs in one of the most advanced buildings of its type in the world. This is a significant endorsement of the strategic location of the SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton and the importance of our region’s role in the UK logistics industry.”

Neil Travis, Amazon’s Regional Director, said: “The East Midlands is an important region for Amazon, with more than 6,000 small- and medium-sized enterprise selling partners, and I am delighted to confirm our ongoing commitment with this £500 million investment in a new, state-of-the-art fulfilment centre in Northampton. The new site will create more than 2,000 new jobs, taking our total workforce in the East Midlands to more than 10,000 full and part-time roles, and our investment in the region to more than £4 billion since 2010.

“Amazon continues to invest in our buildings and innovative technology to provide our people with some of the most advanced workplaces of their kind in the world, ensuring their wellbeing while delivering for our customers.”

Energy efficiency is a top priority in the construction of the new fulfilment centre, which will feature specialist building management systems which will ensure a comfortable working environment for employees at the same time as reducing unnecessary energy consumption. Amazon is the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy and is on a path to powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025 – five years ahead of our original target.

Amazon has invested over £56 billion in the UK since 2010 to provide convenience, selection and value to UK consumers, while helping to digitally empower hundreds of thousands of small businesses and content creators. 

Source : Amazon

Image : Kay Roxby / shutterstock / 361754777

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08 May 2024

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