Amazon Logistics expands in UK

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Amazon Logistics has set out plans to open a further four delivery stations in the UK in 2014, which the company said would create an additional 75 jobs.

The company this year launched the UK delivery programme Amazon Logistics, which saw number of small delivery stations open throughout the UK, to increase its capacity for deliveries.

The 50,000 sq ft delivery stations act as hubs for deliveries in their local area, and are located in Birmingham, Oxford, Milton Keynes, and a number of locations in London.

Amazon said the scheme has already created more than 170 jobs, ranging from shift managers to site managers, and support functions including HR and facilities.

The four additional sites will open in the North West of England, the South West of England, the Midlands, and Yorkshire.

Including the new facilities, Amazon said that overall the UK delivery stations will also create some 1,000 new indirect positions for the company’s regional delivery partners.

“These stations provide more capacity and flexibility within our delivery network and will fulfil orders across all Amazon’s delivery options, including Free Super Saver Delivery, Express Delivery, evening deliveries and Amazon Prime,” said an Amazon spokesperson.

The delivery centre network is separate from the network of giant fulfilment centres that Amazon has been building in the UK. It currently has fulfilment centres at Rugeley in Staffordshire, Hemel Hempstead, Marston Gate near Milton Keynes, Doncaster, Peterborough, Dunfermline, Gourock, Inverclyde, and Swansea in Wales.

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