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Amazon opens doors at automated Spanish fulfilment centre

Amazon has begun shipping from its new fulfilment centre in the Seville metropolitan area.

The ecommerce giant’s sixth such site in Spain will work alongside the smaller delivery stations in Seville and Malaga to serve the Andalusia region. It is located 14km from the city of Seville, close to the airport, port, railway and national highway.

The 1000 employees at the site will work alongside robots, which will carry out low-skill and tedious tasks, such as transporting packages or pallets around the site.

As well as incorporating safety features to protect workers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the site features solar panels on the roof, LED lighting to reduce energy usage, heat recovery technology in the ventilation systems and high thermal efficiency in windows, ceilings and facades.

Amazon’s other sites in the country include two in Madrid, one of which opened in 2012, three in Barcelona and one in Toledo.

The marketplace also has two urban fulfilment centres in Madrid and Barcelona, supporting fast deliveries to Amazon Prime customers through the Prime Now service. There are also two sortation centres in Madrid and Barcelona and 14 delivery stations.

All in all, the company has invested €2.9 billion in the country since opening Amazon.es in 2011.

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