Amazon’s robot army comes to Bristol to be part of their new distribution centre which is set to open next year.
Like their 13 fulfilment centres in the UK, the retail giant’s 14th will be equipped with robots to move around towering metal shelves teeming with goods sold by Amazon and third-party sellers.
Though the use of automation is evident in the fulfilment process of Amazon, their effectiveness actually stems from the act of combining human skills and robotics technology, hence the reason the company’s hiring to fill 1,000 permanent positions in their forthcoming distribution centre.
They will start recruiting operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists before the opening of their Bristol warehouse.
As for their continuous expansion in this part of the globe, Stefano Perego, head of Amazon’s UK Customer Fulfilment, said:
“There are several factors we consider when deciding on where to place a new fulfilment centre, and Bristol offers fantastic infrastructure and talented local people who we look forward to joining the Amazon team.”
The giant works hand in hand with small businesses
Who can forget how David’s slingshot knocked down Goliath or how Achilles’s sword ended a giant warrior?
They may be enormous and intimidating, but without any support, giants topple easily.
That explains Amazon’s strategic moves to get closer to small-scale sellers on their marketplace whom they consider as very crucial in augmenting their role in the retail industry.
They know that putting up a new warehouse in Bristol will set off a chain reaction. Customers’ increasing demand for fast delivery will be addressed, third-party sellers will be able to sell more, and these all lead to Amazon’s success.
Also part of the retail giant’s £6.4 billion investment in the UK is new fulfilment centres in Doncaster, Warrington and Tilbury which are all set to open in the fall.
It looks like exciting times are in the offing. Which of Amazon’s upcoming fulfilment centres are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments section below.
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