Amazon is to open a new fulfilment centre in Rugby and begin recruitment for 400 new permanent jobs, to meet increasing customer demand, expand selection and enable SMEs selling on Amazon Marketplace to scale their businesses.
Rugby will be the fourth Amazon fulfilment centre in the Midlands and joins centres in Coalville and Daventry which opened in 2016 and Rugeley which opened in 2011.
In addition to Rugby, Amazon has announced plans to open three further new fulfilment centres in 2018 in Bristol, Bolton and Coventry.
“We are delighted to expand our operations in the Midlands where we already have a dedicated workforce of more than 2,500 people at fulfilment centres in Rugeley, Coalville and Daventry,”said Stefano Perego, Amazon’s Director of UK Customer Fulfilment. “We are thrilled to begin recruitment for 400 new permanent roles in Rugby with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”
Amazon said it has invested £6.4 billion in the UK since 2010 on its UK-based R&D, head office and fulfilment and logistics infrastructure.
Amazon Business now serves more than 90,000 business customers in the UK since its launch in April 2017.