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Amazon invests €230 million in two Italy logistics centres

Amazon is opening two logistics centres in Italy this year to support its growing business in the country.

The €230 million investment will fund a fulfilment centre in Novara and a sortation centre in Spilamberto, both in northern Italy.

The former will make use of Amazon’s robotics technology, where the storage containers are brought to the employee’s workstation for picking and packing. It will employ around 900 workers.

The second site will see around 300 workers receiving the parcels from the fulfilment centres, sorting them and shipping them to delivery stations and on to customers.

Set to be operational in the autumn, the sites will make use of ecologically friendly energy-saving and energy-generation technology, including solar panels and smart maintenance systems.

Amazon will begin hiring for workers during the spring.

Stefano Perego, VP Amazon EU Operations, said: “We’ve invested heavily in the country during the last 10 years, employing thousands of talented individuals who receive competitive pay and comprehensive benefits from day one.

“This new investment is another sign of our commitment to the people and communities of Italy, creating 1100 new permanent jobs and helping us deliver to even more customers across the country. I would like to highlight we implemented over 150 safety measures to face the Covid emergency, ensuring we can continue to serve communities while taking care of our employees.”