Amazon to open two new centers in Italy this year

Amazon to open two new centers in Italy this year
The distribution center will be equipped with the advanced Amazon Robotics technology. Image: Courtesy of Amazon

Amazon will open two new centers, a distribution center in Novara and a sorting center in Spilamberto (MO), in Italy this year with over €230 million investment.

Amazon will create 1,100 permanent jobs in the coming three years.

”Amazon continues to expand its logistics network in Italy to meet the growing demand for orders from customers, expand the product offering and better support small and medium-sized businesses that use the Amazon storefront to increase their sales Italy and abroad,” said Amazon in a statement.

Amazon has already invested over € 5.8 billion in the last ten years, creating more than 8,500 new permanent jobs, of which 1,600 in 2020 alone in over 40 sites throughout the country. 

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“We are proud and excited to expand our logistics network with two new centers in Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna,” said Stefano Perego, VP Amazon EU Operations. “We have invested significantly in the country over the past decade and hired thousands of talented workers who receive competitive wages and numerous benefits from day one at Amazon. This new investment represents further proof of our commitment to people and communities in Italy, it will allow us to create 1,100 new permanent jobs and to enhance our delivery network to reach even more customers across the country.

The distribution center located in Agognate, part of the municipality of Novara in Piedmont, will create 900 jobs within three years. The site, built by Vailog srl (Segro Group), will be equipped with the advanced Amazon Robotics technology.

The Spilamberto (MO) sorting center will be the second site of this type opened by Amazon in Emilia Romagna after that of Castel San Giovanni, and the third nationally. Also Vailog srl (Segro Group) is responsible for the construction of the new warehouse in which over 200 new permanent jobs will be created by 2023. 

Amazon said the two new centers will be operational by next autumn.