Amazon announces 13th UK fulfilment centre
Amazon will be opening a new fulfilment centre in Tilbury, Essex in 2017. The Tilbury facility will be the Amazon’s 13th fulfilment centre centre to open in the UK.
In a statement issued yesterday (18 August), Amazon said that it will be equipped with the “latest and most advanced Amazon Robotics technology which launched earlier this year in the UK at Amazon’s fulfilment centres in Dunstable and Doncaster”.
Amazon added: “The robots slide under a tower of shelves where products are stowed, lift it and move it through the fulfilment centre. Robots help speed order processing time and reduce walking time by moving the shelves to employees, reducing the time taken to stow items for sale or pick them for new customer orders. They also save space, allowing for 50 per cent more items to be stowed per square foot.”
John Tagawa, Amazon’s Vice President of UK Operations, commented: “We are excited to announce that we will be opening our 13th fulfilment centre in the UK in Tilbury in spring 2017 to enable us to continue to expand our product selection, support more third party sellers including small businesses with our fulfilment expertise and meet growing customer demand in the UK.”