Milan, 21 November, 2019 — Amazon announces it has created 400 new Corporate jobs in less than two years doubling its workforce in Milan. To accommodate the growing workforce Amazon has opened three additional floors in the second wing of its sustainable corporate offices in the heart of the emerging business district of Porta Nuova hosting additional 230 work points in 3.000 sqm. The Monte Grappa building is the workplace for more than 800 current corporate employees and provides the company with the best setting to attract and retain the best talents for its corporate roles. Once fully operational, the building will be able to accommodate up to 1,100 people.
The building is the result of the restoration of one of Milan’s most iconic office complexes of the 1970’s, a decades-long symbol of Maire Tecnimont. It features a new glazed façade that increases permeability and natural lighting. The offices are hosted on 15 floors covering more than 17,500 square meters. The building provides employees with a functional, modern and distinctive workspace. The complex consists of two buildings connected at all levels by a central block containing the four main lifts. To favor team interactions, the building offers meeting rooms of different dimensions, phone booths, flex rooms, open team collaboration areas as well as a business center area.
The building includes many sustainability features from a systems standpoint as well as in terms of finishes, and achieved the LEED Platinum certification. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide, developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This important recognition is the result of some fundamental technical and technological choices. The Monte Grappa building was in fact designed according to the criteria of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. All aspects of the project system (housing, systems, lighting, architecture) have high levels of efficiency and integration. The building is able to limit the impact on the environment, and is designed with a cultural approach aimed at reducing energy consumption using renewable sources, reducing water consumption, using materials with particular characteristics and provenance , with attention to the life cycle of the building and its components, aiming at the welfare of the occupants and social sustainability. The building boasts a special cooling and heating system and the terrace hosts 200 sq. meters of photovoltaic panels. The lighting system features fully automated regulation that which guarantees structural energy saving.
“We have assembled an exceptional team here in Italy and this workplace has already shown how the mix of sustainable features and wellbeing solutions in a central location creates the optimal environment for our employees to innovate on behalf of our customers and thousands of small businesses,” said Mariangela Marseglia, Vice President and Country Manager of Amazon.it and Amazon.es. “Milan is home to some of the most talented and creative people on the planet. Milan is the city of innovation, design, fashion and start-ups. It is a city in continuous transformation, which looks to the future: the perfect fit for a company like Amazon. I’m honored to guide our exceptional team here in Italy that is contributing to the growth of the city, not only in terms of economic contribution, but also innovating in the areas of AI and ML applied to Alexa, Cloud computing, advertising and pushing the envelope in making customers lives easier, every day.”
In addition to its corporate office in Milan, Amazon is now operating in Italy four fulfillment centers in Castel San Giovanni, Vercelli, Passo Corese (RI) and Torrazza Piemonte (TO); two urban logistics centers in Milan and Rome for the ultra-fast delivery service Prime Now; 15 delivery stations across the Country; the Customer Service in Cagliari and its Development Center in Turin, focused on developing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities for Alexa.
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