Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Torrazza Piemonte, 25 km northeast of Turin, will help meet growing customer demand and support more third-party sellers under Fulfillment by Amazon.
Amazon is investing €150 million in the new building, creating 1,200 permanent jobs within three years of launch.
The new 60.000 square meters facility, together with the recently opened building in Vercelli, will strengthen Amazon’s delivery network in the northwestern part of Italy and support Italian SMEs selling on Amazon.
The fourth Amazon fulfillment center in Italy will start operations in fall 2018, one year after the opening of the fulfillment centers in Passo Corese (Rieti) and Vercelli, which started operations in September 2017. Amazon plans to create up to 1,200 permanent jobs within three years of launch at the site.
Amazon employees will receive an attractive salary in the high range of the logistics sector and a benefits package including employees discount on Amazon.it and private medical care. Amazon also runs an innovative program called Career Choice, which pre-pays up to €8,000 of tuition fees for selected courses for entry-level employees with a 1-year tenure over four years.
Amazon is investing €150 million in the new 60.000 square meters facility which will help ensure Amazon continues fast and reliable deliveries for Italian and European customers and will be a significant economic and employment development driver for the local area. The site will be equipped with advanced Amazon Robotics technology. The robots will slide under tower of shelves where products are stowed, lift them and move them through the fulfillment centre to the employees working stations.
Fred Pattje, Amazon Operations Director for Spain and Italy, said: “The new fulfillment center in Torrazza is a strong evidence of Amazon’s commitment to Italy, our customers and third-party sellers, who use Amazon marketplace to grow their businesses across Europe. We are looking forward to creating 1,200 permanent jobs in Torrazza, offering competitive wages, highly attractive benefits, a great working atmosphere, and broad career development opportunities in our fast-growing global organization”.
Massimo Rozzino, Mayor of Torrazza Piemonte, stated: "Our administration warmly welcomes the great job opportunities offered by Amazon. As early as 2018, young and old will be able to find a concrete response to local employment needs. The new logistics hub will be a driving force for the growth and recovery of several entrepreneurial business in our Municipality. I would like to point out that all this springs from our commitment to welcome and encourage productive settlements that respect the environment and are compatible with our territory”.
Chiara Appendino, Mayor of the Metropolitan City of Turin stated: "Amazon's decision to launch in a few months the fourth distribution center in our country, a few kilometers from the capital city of Piedmont region, is a farsighted choice for several reasons. This is a considerable investment which will increase the vitality of local businesses and trade for the benefit of consumers and, above all, is a driving force for the local economy. The opening up of the logistics facility, that will include innovative technologies, offers also a concrete opportunity for employment. This investment follows the previous one, announced by Amazon last year, concerning the opening of a new center for artificial intelligence and Machine Learning in Turin. Amazon's decision represents another opportunity for our district to catalyze international attention and continue to grow, inspiring among entrepreneurs and, more generally throughout the local productive environment, confidence in investing, renewing and specializing even more: all actions that are essential in our increasingly competitive world.
Giuseppina De Santis, Councillor for Productive Activities of Piedmont Region, said: “Vercelli's experience has had a great and positive impact on the area and we will enjoy the benefits for many years to come. Doing everything again also in Torrazza, in an even wider dimension, is a significant achievement under three aspects at least: the employment opportunities double, the system of local SMEs is enhanced and Piedmont further proves it is a region in which institutions can create an ideal environment that attracts significant investments”.
Sergio Chiamparino, President of Piedmont Region, stated: “This good news is a further confirmation that Piedmont is a region worth investing in, a place that is home to innovation and skills, an environment of choice for large operations to major multinational companies. Announcements like those of Amazon do not happen by chance, but are the consequence of a serious and reliable system of relationships, which is built and strengthened over time”.
The new fulfillment will become a vital element in Amazon’s network of fulfillment centers, which are spread across eight European countries.
Amazon holds public tours of its fulfillment centre in Castel San Giovanni and Passo Corese. For more information, visit: http://it.amazonfctours.com/
Investing in Italy:
Amazon has invested more than €800 million and has created more than 3,000 jobs in Italy since its opening in 2010. The Castel San Giovanni fulfillment center, Amazon’s first logistics site in Italy, opened in 2011. In November 2015 Amazon opened its 1,500 sqm Urban Fulfillment in Milan to serve Amazon Prime Now customers. In September 2017, Amazon new fulfillment centers of Passo Corese (RI) and Vercelli started operations: Amazon invested respectively €150 million and €65 million in the two facilities, creating 1,200 new jobs at Passo Corese and 600 jobs at Vercelli within three years from launch to further support the growing increases in customer demand and accommodate the fast growth of Amazon product catalog. Over the last two years, Amazon launched also one sortation center in Castel San Giovanni and eight delivery stations in Avigliana (TO), Origgio (VA), Rogoredo (MI), Crespellano (BO), Calenzano (FI), Vigonza (PD), Pomezia (RI) and Fiano Romano (RI).
On top of these investments in its Italian logistics network, Amazon opened its Italian Customer service center in Cagliari in 2012. The Milanese corporate office was opened in 2012 as well. In November 2017 Amazon moved to its new corporate offices of 17,500 square meters in the emerging business district of Porta Nuova. The brand new building has become the office for more than 400 current corporate employees and will provide the company with enough space to accommodate more than 1,100 employees. The company will open a Development Center for research on speech recognition and natural language understanding and will support the technology that has already been used for the voice assistant Alexa, which at the moment is available only in English on services and products like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Tap.
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