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Amazon announces fourth new UK fulfilment centre

Amazon has announced a fourth new fulfilment centre which will open later this year. The new fulfilment centre in Warrington will create 1,200 new permanent jobs across a range of roles from operations managers and engineers to HR and IT specialists.

The new centre joins others announced last year for opening in 2017. These inlcude Daventry, Doncaster and Tilbury. The Daventry site opened in February whilst the other three will open this autumn.

Recruitment is beginning now. “We are thrilled to begin recruitment for 1,200 new permanent roles in Warrington with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one,” said Stefano Perego, Amazon’s director of UK customer fulfilment.

The Warrington and Tilbury fulfilment centres will be equipped with advanced Amazon Robotics technology where robots slide under a tower of shelves where products are stowed, lift it and move it through the fulfilment centre. Find out more about Amazon Robotics here.

Stefano Perego added: “The Amazon teams are dedicated to innovating in our fulfilment centres to increase efficiency of delivery while enabling greater selection at lower costs for our customers. The introduction of Amazon Robotics in Warrington and Tilbury is the latest example of our commitment to invention in logistics on behalf of our employees and our customers,” he said.

In addition, the first dedicated UK receive centre will open in Coventry in 2018 and act as a central hub to receive and sort millions of products sold on Amazon.co.uk each year. Recruitment for Coventry will begin in 2018 and will create 1,650 full-time permanent jobs.

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