Madrid, July 23, 2021 – Amazon today announced the opening of three new delivery stations in the Comunidad de Madrid. Located in Madrid, Móstoles and Coslada, the new facilities are expected to be fully operational between August and November this year.
Amazon’s new delivery stations will create over 220 permanent jobs. Employees will benefit from competitive salaries and sector-leading benefits, as well as a safe, innovative work environment. Furthermore, over 20 local Delivery Service Partners will deploy hundreds of drivers to ultimately deliver the packages to customers in the region.
These centers will power Amazon’s last mile order process and help improve the delivery experience for customers. Packages are shipped to these facilities from Amazon’s nearby fulfillment centres, and then loaded by Delivery Service Partners into their vehicles and delivered to customers.
“We are excited to continue to invest in the Comunidad de Madrid with new delivery stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented workforce,” said Paolo Patrone, Director of Amazon Logistics in Spain.
Working at Amazon
The company accompanies its associates since day one to support them in their career. In words of José Manuel Romero Peinado, supervisor at Amazon’s delivery station in Leganés, “at Amazon you can go as far as you want, the limits are set by you. Amazon continuously promotes internal talent, whereas respect among colleagues is always seen as key to the personal and professional development of the individual and the team. Both are essential pieces that fit perfectly in a big puzzle ultimately aimed at providing the best service to our customers.”
As a company creating new career opportunities that support communities all across Spain, Amazon is a great place to work with highly competitive pay, training programs and an industry-leading benefits package that includes health insurance, pension plan and training funds. Among some of these benefits is the Career Choice program, through which the company supports employees in accessing adult training in their field of choice, financing 95% of tuition and associated fees up to an amount of €8,000 over four years.
Amazon committed $11.5 billion in 2020 on COVID-related initiatives to help keep its employees globally safe and to get items to customers. This includes an investment of over $1.2 billion on measures like temperature checks, masks, gloves, enhanced cleaning and sanitation, testing in some countries and more. Only in Spain, since the beginning of the pandemic Amazon has purchased more than 39 million pairs of gloves, over 17,9 million of facemasks, over 74 million units of disinfectant wipes and 12,7 a million liters of hands’ disinfectant bottles.
Amazon has been recognized with the Top Employer 2021 certification, which validates the quality of the work environment and human resources programs offered to Amazon employees in Spain. The Top Employer certification highlights Amazon’s initiatives to enable employees to start and develop their careers in a fulfilling work environment. More info here.
Amazon’s support to local SMEs
Amazon is further expanding the size of its Spanish Operations network to increase capacity and better support small independent small businesses (SMEs) using Fulfillment by Amazon warehousing and delivery.
There are more than 12,000 SMEs based in Spain that sell on Amazon. In 2020, these SMEs exceeded 650 million euros in exports, a 30%-increase compared to the previous year. Only in Comunidad de Madrid, there are more than 2500 SMEs selling on Amazon that exported products worth more than 125 million euros in 2020. For more information you can see Amazon’s 2021 SME Report.
Investing in Madrid and the rest of Spain
Amazon’s Operations network in Spain started with the San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) Fulfilment Center, which started operations in 2012 – a year after the launch of Amazon.es. Since then, the company has opened several logistics facilities in the region: one Fulfillment Center in Alcalá de Henares; 5 delivery stations in Alcobendas, Leganés, Getafe (with two of them) and Madrid; one Sortation Center in Getafe; and two urban fulfillment centers in Madrid and Coslada providing fast deliveries to customers through the Amazon Fresh Service.
The footprint of Amazon’s Operations network throughout Spain is completed by the Fulfillment Centers the company has in El Prat (Barcelona), Martorelles (Barcelona), Castellbisbal (Barcelona), Illescas (Toledo) and Dos Hermanas (Seville), as well as a Sortation Center in Barberá del Vallés (Barcelona), one urban fulfillment center in Barcelona and 12 additional Delivery Stations located throughout the country to strengthen delivery services for the benefit of customers and sellers. Furthermore, Amazon recently announced two Robotics FC in Illescas and Corvera (Murcia) that will start operations this year, as well as a new Fulfillment Center in Zaragoza that will open its doors in 2022.
Amazon has invested 6.8 billion euros between 2011 and 2020 in its Spanish infrastructure, shipments, salaries and benefits for employees, among others. In 2020 alone, Amazon invested 2.5 billion euros improving its processes, salaries and ensuring reliable and timely service to customers. The company recently announced the creation of 3,000 new jobs in the country, which will end 2021 with more than 15,000 permanent employees. The company will double its permanent workforce in Spain in two years, from 7,000 employees at the end of 2019 to more than 15,000 by the end of 2021.
To learn more about Amazon’s economic impact and logistics network in Spain, click here.