Amazon will open three new logistics centers in Madrid that will create 220 permanent jobs

Amazon has announced the opening of three new logistics stations in the Community of Madrid, which will be located in Madrid Capital, Móstoles and Coslada, as announced by the company in a statement. The new stations will create 220 permanent jobs and attract some 20 collaborating delivery companies. The new facilities are expected to be operational between August and November of this year.

Fulfillment stations are a key element for the company, as they drive the last mile of Amazon’s ordering process and help improve the delivery experience for customers, according to the company. Parcels are shipped to a logistics station from nearby logistics centers, and partner carriers load them onto their delivery vehicles and deliver them to customers.

“We are excited to continue investing in the Community of Madrid with new logistics stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented workforce,” said Paolo Patrone, Director of Amazon Logistics. in Spain.

Support for local SMEs

In the statement, Amazon highlights that it is expanding the size of its network of logistics centers in Spain to increase its capacity and improve its support for commercial partners, mostly small and medium-sized companies, that use Amazon’s storage and delivery service. company.

Today, there are already more than 12,000 Spanish SMEs that sell on Amazon. In 2020, these SMEs exceeded 650 million euros in exports, which represents an increase of 30% compared to the previous year, according to data provided by the company. In the Community of Madrid alone, there are more than 2,500 SMEs that sell on Amazon, which exported more than 125 million euros in 2020.

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Amazon grows throughout Spain

Amazon’s network of operations in Spain began with the logistics center in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid), which began operating in 2012 -a year after the launch of Amazon.es-. Since then, the company has opened several logistics facilities in the region: a logistics center in Alcalá de Henares; 5 logistics stations in Alcobendas, Leganés, Getafe (with two of them) and Madrid; a distribution center in Getafe; and two urban centers in Madrid and Coslada that provide fast deliveries to customers through the Amazon Fresh service.

The footprint of the Amazon Operations network throughout Spain is completed with the Logistics Centers that the company has in El Prat (Barcelona), Martorelles (Barcelona), Castellbisbal (Barcelona), Illescas (Toledo) and Dos Hermanas (Seville), as well as a Distribution Center in Barberá del Vallés (Barcelona), an urban logistics center in Barcelona and 12 additional logistics stations located throughout the country to reinforce delivery services for the benefit of customers and sellers.

In addition, Amazon has recently announced two robotic logistics centers in Illescas and Corvera (Murcia) that will start operating this year, as well as a new logistics center in Zaragoza that will open its doors in 2022.

Amazon has invested 6,800 million euros between 2011 and 2020 in its Spanish infrastructure, shipments, salaries and benefits for employees, among others. In 2020 alone, Amazon invested 2.5 billion euros to improve its processes, salaries and guarantee a reliable and punctual service to customers.

The company has also recently announced that it will end 2021 with more than 15,000 permanent employees. With these figures, it will double its permanent workforce in Spain in two years, going from 7,000 employees at the end of 2019 to more than 15,000 at the end of 2021.

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