Amazon has opened a new distribution center in Raunheim Mönchhof, Hessen, making it the online retailing giant’s third location in the western German state. Amazon Logistics will reportedly use the new distribution center to provide delivery services to several areas of the Rhein-Main Region in cooperation with delivery partners. The 13,000 sqm facility will create more than 130 jobs. Amazon has more than 30 locations and roughly 16,000 employees in Germany. Since 2010, it has invested over EUR 8 billion in German facilities and infrastructure.
This spring, Amazon also opened a 100,000-sqm logistics center in Werne to serve customers in the Ruhr region as well as in Bremen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Hanover. The EUR 28 million investment creates over 1,500 new jobs. Of Amazon’s logistics centers in Germany, three are now located in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), more than in any other German federal state. Plans also exist for a fourth logistics center to be built in Mönchengladbach, NRW. This 55,000 m² facility is expected to create over 1,000 full-time positons.