Amazon will open their next fulfilment centre in Bristol in 2018, creating more than 1,000 new permanent jobs in the local area. Recruitment will begin next year for a range of new roles, including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists. Amazon is increasing the size of its UK fulfilment centre network to meet increasing customer demands.
Amazon is increasing the size of its UK fulfilment centre network to meet increasing customer demands, expand selection and enable small businesses selling on Amazon Marketplace to scale their operations. The Bristol site will be fitted out with advanced Amazon robotics technology. The robots slide under a tower of shelves where products are stowed, lift it and move it through the fulfilment centre.
Amazon currently has 13 fulfilment centres in the UK. As well as the recently opened Daventry site, there are two fulfilment centres in Doncaster and one each in Coalville (Leicestershire), Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay.
Amazon has invested £6.4billion in the UK since 2010 in its UK-based research and development, head office and fulfilment and logistics infrastructure.