26 July 2017 – Expansión
Amazon has announced the inauguration of a new logistics depot in Getafe (Madrid), which will see the creation of around 80 direct jobs next year. This centre will allow Amazon “to operate in Spain with greater capacity and flexibility and whereby offer faster deliveries to its clients and a better service to businesses who sell their products on Amazon and use its logistics network”, according to the dot.com.
Moreover, Amazon has introduced new software for the distribution companies that work with it so that they can optimise their delivery times through route recommendations and, for example, by factoring in speed limits and daily traffic patterns.
The company led by Jeff Bezos may be planning to open a logistics macro-centre in Toledo and two more facilities in Madrid, which would create a network of 25 warehouses spread all over the country. For the time being, Amazon’s logistics network in Spain includes the San Fernando de Henares centre (Madrid) and a centre in Castellbisbal (Barcelona) dedicated to Amazon Pantry, as well as two urban centres in Madrid and Barcelona to serve its Prime Now users.
Original story: Expansión (by M. Juste)
Translation: Carmel Drake