Amazon to open high-tech fulfilment centre in Darlington, UK

Date : 20 December 2019

Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Darlington, County Durham.  The 1.5m square-foot site will be the retailer’s first fulfilment centre in the North East and will create more than 1,000 new permanent jobs.

Advanced Amazon Robotics technology

The Darlington site will use advanced Amazon Robotics technology, with robots sliding under a tower of shelves where products are stowed and moving it through the fulfilment centre.

More than 1,000 new jobs created

In the New Year, Amazon will begin recruiting staff for the new site, for a range of roles, including engineers, HR and IT professionals, health and safety staff, finance specialist and operations managers.

What have Amazon said?

Amazon’s vice president of UK Customer Fulfillment, Stefano Perego, said:

“We are excited to start the New Year with a recruitment drive for 1,000 new permanent roles in Darlington, with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one,”

“We are delighted to expand our operations in the North East with this new team playing a crucial role in delivering a first-rate level of service for our customers.”

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