Amazon plans to open a fulfilment centre in Bolton in 2018, creating 1,200 new, full-time permanent jobs, including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists
Bolton will be equipped with Amazon Robotics technology. The robots slide under a tower of shelves where products are stowed, lift it and move it through the fulfilment centre. “Our ability to expand in the North West of England is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce,” says Stefano Perego, Amazon’s Director of UK Customer Fulfilment. “We are thrilled to begin recruitment for 1,200 new permanent roles in Bolton with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”
Last year, the e-tailer announced that it would open fulfilment centres in Daventry, Doncaster, Warrington and Tilbury in 2017. The Daventry site opened in February while Doncaster, Warrington and Tilbury have recently started their operations. Amazon says that it has invested £6.4 billion in the UK since 2010 in its UK-based research and development, head office and fulfilment and logistics infrastructure.