Amazon to open robotic DC in Bolton

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Amazon UK is to open a robotic fulfilment centre in Bolton next year. The new site is set to create 1,200 full-time permanent jobs.

Amazon has opened fulfilment centres in Daventry, Doncaster, Warrington and Tilbury this year.

“Our ability to expand in the North West of England is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce,” said Stefano Perego, Amazon’s director of UK customer fulfilment. “We are thrilled to begin recruitment for 1,200 new permanent roles in Bolton with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”

♦ Earlier this year Amazon was reported to have opted for a speculative big shed at Harworth Estate’s four million sq ft Logistics North scheme in Bolton totalling 357,700 sq ft. The unit, known as 360 at Logistics North, is being brought forward by First Industrial with the backing of US property investment company Exeter Property Group. The building has 15m eaves, 34 dock and two level access doors as well as 74 HGV and 280 car parking spaces. (Logistics Manager, January 2017)

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