The giant of electronic commerce will have 10 delivery facilities in Spain by the end of this year.
Last fall, Amazon opened its new logistics center in the town of Getafe, the fourth in the community of Madrid and the tenth in Spain. According to the company, this will bring 500 jobs in the next three years, as well as, providing service to Spanish SMEs that sell their products through the giant of electronic commerce. The American company chose a warehouse building of more than 55,000 square meters in the town for its fourth installation in the province of Madrid (apart from the central offices). In addition, it has recently set up a logistics station in Paterna (Valencia) and has announced its intention to open its largest logistics center in Illescas (Toledo).
- Amazon will open its largest logistics center in Illescas, Spain.
- Amazon strengthens its network in Spain with a logistics center in Paterna
As reported by the City Council of Getafe, the large warehouse will be near the M-50 ring road and the Autovía de Andalucía A4, which will be located in the Los Gavilanes polygon and will have an area of 58,042 square meters. The 500 jobs that will eventually be generated once it’s running at full capacity and candidates will be selected by the Local Employment Agency, Getafense.
In a statement on the municipal website, the mayor of Getafe, Sara Hernandez (PSOE) has highlighted the “commitment” of Amazon with the city and his conviction that this commitment will attract, “other companies related to their activity and may also be installed in the industrial estates of the city.” Both the mayor and the company have also highlighted the work of municipal technicians.
Network in Spain
With the new opening, the company led by Jeff Bezos expands its operations in Spain, which is composed of logistic centers and stations. The first and largest warehouse opened in San Fernando de Henares in the province of Madrid, with more than 75,000 square meters after being expanded, and an urban center which focuses on express deliveries of Prime services. They are joined by the two establishments in Getafe. Amazon’s central offices are located in Barcelona, where you can also find their technological center, Tech Hub, and where engineers provide computer support and work on innovations.
A 28,000 sq. meter warehouse in Castellbisbal in the province of Barcelona, serves the orders of consumer products, and an urban warehouse in the city for fast deliveries. Another 60,000 sq. meter establishment is projected to open this fall next to the El Prat airport. The company recently acquired a building in the Catalan capital to install a Seller Support Hub which provides support to SMEs in southern Europe who are selling their products on its website.
Finally, a logistics station in Paterna is about to be operational in Illescas (Toledo) this year which will be it’s largest logistics center in Spain. It will employ 900 people in its more than 100,000 square meters. Since last year’s expansion, Amazon has hired 1,600 employees which was 600 more than the year before. According to calculations from the successive information of Amazon, combining all its centers, offices, and supposing that they reach the anticipated operative capacity by 2020, the company would add more than 5,500 employees in Spain.