Amazon opens a 140,000 square meter fulfillment center in the UK

Amazon requires more space. The US e-commerce giant will invest £450m (€462m) in opening a new logistics hub in Stockton-on-Tees, England. The center is expected to open its doors next October..

The new logistics center will have a total area of ​​141,000 square meters and employ between 1,000 and 2,000 people. The company has already started hiring technology and innovation professionals.

The new jobs created will bring the company’s total workforce in the region to 6,000 full and part-time jobs and the company’s investment in the region to over £1.7 billion since 2010.

This warehouse has become Amazon’s fourth logistics hub in the North East of Englandwith a £450m (€520m) unit at Wynyard Park set to showcase the company’s next-generation systems run by specialist robotics technology.

Other companies have flexed muscles in their logistics structure in recent months. German e-commerce company Zalando has entrusted DHL with managing its reverse logistics services in Spain. The company has allocated 7,000 square meters of the logistics center in Eliscas (Toledo) for this new service, managing more than 3.6 million items per year.

In the new space for receiving customer returns, a conveyor belt has been integrated that intercepts the entry of returned items, and after that, they are classified according to whether they should be repaired or go directly to replacement.

Daconda is an online fashion retail company that has created a structure for growth. In June, the company consolidated its logistics services into new facilities in Mostolz, which also house its offices, with the aim of handling the expansion made over the past year.

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The company has installed itself in its own warehouse of 3,000 square meters in Madrid, where it will manage all orders except for specific times.. The decision allowed 95% of orders in Spain to be delivered within 24 hours and 90% of European orders within 48 hours.

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