Poland: Amazon to open Europe’s largest logistics center

Amazon has just announced the creation of a new logistics center in Poland. Covering more than 210,000 square meters, the new infrastructure will be Amazon’s largest building on Polish territory, as well as on a European scale. Established in Poland since 2014, with a total of 7 logistics centers in the country, Amazon continues its presence on the territory with the creation of a new logistics center in the south of the country, in Gliwice.

“This year is crucial from the point of view of our operations in Poland – this month, we opened two new logistics centers – in Pawlikowice and Okmiany, and today we are officially announcing another investment, this time in Silesia [region where the city of Gliwice is located], „said Steven Harman, vice president of operations for Amazon in Europe, quoted in a press release published by ISBNews.

The warehouse will be equipped with Amazon Robotics technology, which allows the company to more quickly manage its storage and shipment processing spaces. Employees will be responsible for processing customer orders for small and medium-sized products, such as books or electronic equipment, the statement said.

“Poland was the first country in Europe where Amazon Robotics was introduced in September 2015. The implementation of this type of solution demonstrates our commitment to promote innovation in the field of logistics for the benefit of our employees and our customers, ”says Steven Harman.

The new facility, with an announced surface area of ​​more than 210,000 m2 spread over four levels, is expected to create 1,000 jobs, according to the American firm. Without giving further details on the opening date of this new logistics center, the company said it was entering its recruitment phase. The company is currently looking for engineers, computer scientists, HR specialists and operational managers to fill these new positions. Several advantages are promised to future employees. Including the guarantee of a „competitive salary” – no figures are given -, free transport to and from work or even life insurance.

„We are very pleased to be able to be part of the local Gliwice community and to provide local residents with not only new jobs, but also competitive wages, a full package of benefits and rich career opportunities in a business growing international market, „said Harman.

„The location of Amazon’s investment in Gliwice is proof of our province’s attractiveness to international companies. We try to take care of the infrastructure and the conditions that attract foreign investors, but also to create a climate of cooperation and dialogue on which relations with modern and responsible companies are based, „said Marshal of the Silesian province Jakub Chełstowski.

Source: Actualitte