Amazon.com Inc. on Wednesday said it plans to open its first fulfillment center in Istanbul in autumn 2022.
Amazon said the site will be based in Tuzla, Istanbul and will create 1,000 new jobs during the first year.
The company will invest more than $100 million in the new site.
“We are delighted to be opening our first fulfillment center in Istanbul, demonstrating our commitment to the people and communities of Turkey. We are thrilled to bring in 1,000 new jobs offering competitive wages, excellent benefits and a modern, safe and engaging work environment,” said Stefano Perego, Vice President of Operations for Amazon Europe.
“Diversity and inclusion are an essential part of our business, and we recruit people with all types of experience and education, offering valuable opportunities for professional growth,” he added.
Recruitment for the new Amazon fulfillment center, based in the Tuzla Municipality of Istanbul, has started for a range of new roles, including engineers, HR and IT professionals through to health & safety and finance specialists, and operations managers.
Recruitment for the Amazon teams who will pick, pack and ship customer orders will begin in the coming months. Local carrier partners working with Amazon will be responsible for making sure those items reach customers wherever they are, whenever they want them.
As part of Amazon’s commitment to be net-zero carbon across its business by 2040, the building launches powered 100% by electricity, including its heating and hot water systems, avoiding the use of fossil fuel combustibles (natural gas) and with energy efficiency as a top priority. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is controlled by a building management system (BMS) that ensures a comfortable working environment for employees at the same time as reducing unnecessary energy consumption.