Amazon today announced the opening of its first fulfillment center in Türkiye, for which Amazon will create 1,000 new jobs within the first year of opening for local communities. Amazon is investing more than 100 million dollars in the new site in Tuzla, Istanbul, to help meet growing customer demand in Türkiye.
Recruitment for the new Amazon fulfilment centre started earlier this year for a range of new roles, including engineers, HR and IT professionals, through to health & safety specialists, and the teams who pick, pack and ship customer orders. Employees join a modern, safe and engaging work environment with competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package, including employee discounts on Amazon.com.tr, supplementary medical, life and accident insurance, enhanced parental leave and more.
"We are delighted to open our first fulfillment center in Türkiye, providing good quality jobs in a wide range of roles, from engineers and IT professionals to the teams who pick, pack and ship the customer orders,” said Hakan Karadoğan, General Manager of Amazon Operations Türkiye. He added: “The new fulfillment center will create more than 1,000 new jobs within the first year of opening, providing our employees with competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for professional growth while working in a safe, modern and inclusive workplace.”
Amazon also announced today that there are now more than 25,000 SMBs in Türkiye selling professionally on Amazon, up over 50% year-on-year. To date, Turkish SMBs selling on Amazon have created over 35,000 jobs in Türkiye to support their business online. Their export sales more than doubled year-on-year, recording over €300 million in 2021. Over 6,000 Turkish SMBs have taken advantage of Fulfillment by Amazon, and their sales also doubled year-on-year. Globally SMBs sell more than 50% of everything purchased in our store and account for about 60% of sales. Amazon in Türkiye is also continuing to innovate to enable SMBs to grow their business by reaching hundreds of millions of customers, establish their brands, grow sales, and create jobs, with many using Fulfillment by Amazon services.
Richard Marriott, Country Manager, Amazon Türkiye, said: “I am excited that today we are opening our first fulfillment center in Türkiye. Our new state-of-the-art fulfilment center will significantly enhance our ability to support small businesses selling on Amazon.com.tr, which has increased by 50% in one year, to further grow their businesses with our Fulfillment by Amazon services. The investment in the fulfillment centre and our selling partners is a demonstration of our commitment to Türkiye.”
Safety is integral to everything at Amazon - every day, in every operation, across every country. Facilities are designed to be safe workplaces that enable people to excel. The company collects and analyses data to proactively reduce and eliminate safety risks, and innovates and invests to continuously reinforce safety in our operations. At Amazon, safety performance is possible because of the drive and commitment of operations employees and our 8,000 safety professionals, who are dedicated to using the science of safety to solve complex problems and establish new industry best practices.
As part of Amazon’s commitment to be net-zero carbon across its business by 2040, the building is powered 100% by electricity, including its heating and water heating systems, avoiding the use of fossil fuel combustibles (natural gas) and prioritizing energy efficiency. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is controlled by a central building management system (BMS), ensuring a comfortable working environment for employees, while reducing unnecessary energy consumption.
Amazon is on a path to powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, reaching 85% in 2021 with more than 12 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy production capacity across our global portfolio, and is now the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe and the world. For locations of our renewable energy projects globally, see here.
In 2019, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge – a commitment to be net-zero carbon across our business by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Find out more here.