Amazon Expanding

July 2019

Online retail colossus Amazon is opening not one, not two, but three new locations in Germany.

One of them is a distribution center in the northern German city of Bremen. The 7,800-square-meter facility is expected to create around 130 new jobs. Amazon Logistics Director Bernd Gschaider praised Bremen’s transport infrastructure.

Amazon is establishing an even larger facility in the eastern German city of Erfurt, which is projected to bring in as many as 600 jobs. Those positions are already being advertised. Erfurt was chosen for its good Autobahn connections and proximity to the airports in both Leipzig and Frankfurt.

And in Schönefeld, just to the east of Berlin, construction is well underway on a 34,000-sqare-meter sorting center, where 100 people will work. The construction anticipates the planned opening of Berlin’s much-delayed new airport in 2020. “The location of logistics operations is a decisive factor for the future success of BER Airport,” said Schönefeld Mayor Udo Haase, “As an innovator, Amazon is a major provider of impulses and creates jobs not just for mail-order employees but in the areas of technology and development as well.”

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