Amazon’s first robotics centre in the Czech Republic has officially launched its operations and is up and running.
The facility spans four stories, with a total area just shy of 190,000 square metres, and is outfitted with cutting-edge robotic technology. Situated in the Olomouc Region, near the town of Kojetín, it stands as one of the Czech Republic's most state-of-the-art logistics hubs.
Designated as "BRQ2," the centre officially commenced operations in June of this year, marking a significant milestone. It heralds the introduction of the latest technologies aimed at simplifying daily tasks for Amazon employees, while prioritising the safety of operations and offering high-quality working conditions for our staff.
To showcase this cutting-edge facility to the public, we recently organised a special guided tour of the centre for members of the media, local politicians, and other interested parties. As part of the tour, BRQ2's team prepared a robot performance for those in attendance, synchronising several robotic units to create the BRQ2 inscription on the ground.
Always a good neighbour
We were also honoured to host the Minister of Trade and Industry, along with the Olomouc Region Governor and the Mayor of Kojetín. They spoke in favour of the facility and praised it as a significant asset, not only for the region but also for the entire country.
We’re committed to being a good neighbour in every region where we operate; we’ve donated €10,000 towards establishing a rescue service station near Kojetín, with the cheque received by the Governor of the Olomouc Region from the hands of Michal Šmíd, General Manager at BRQ2.
“Amazon’s investment in Kojetin is another demonstration of our commitment to the Czech Republic, creating up to 2,000 good new permanent roles when fully operational,” said Michal Šmíd, adding: “Amazon provides some of the most advanced workplaces of their kind in the world, with competitive pay, processes, and systems to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all employees, and I am delighted to launch this new building.”
Since 2013, Amazon has invested over 26 billion Czech crowns in the Czech Republic. A portion of this investment is dedicated to implementing advanced technologies that support safer work methods, enhance employee experiences, and improve wellbeing by reducing the need for heavy lifting. Amazon’s European Advanced Technology team, established in 2019, has played a pivotal role in creating more than 550 new pieces of technology, with over €400 million invested across Amazon sites in Europe in three years.