Amazon is to open a new Bristol fulfilment centre next year. The new site, which will be fitted out with the retailer’s robotics technology, is to generate 1,000 new jobs.
“We are very excited to expand our network into Bristol, which will in total create more than 1,000 new permanent roles with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one,” said Stefano Perego, Amazon’s director of UK Customer Fulfilment.
“There are several factors we consider when deciding on where to place a new fulfilment centre, and Bristol offers fantastic infrastructure and talented local people who we look forward to joining the Amazon team.”
Amazon has already opened a new site in Daventry this year, and operations in its new Doncaster, Warrington and Tilbury sites will start in Autumn. Overall Amazon currently has 13 fulfilment centres in the UK.