Amazon.com Inc to open distribution and fulfillment center in Italy with $278 million

On Monday, in a statement, Amazon.com Inc, the world’s biggest online retailer said, it will open two new logistics centers in Italy later this year and plans on sinking more than $278 million (230 million euros) towards them.

With the two new hubs- a distribution centre in the north-western city of Novara and a fulfilment centre close to the city of Modena – Amazon will create 1,100 new jobs in the next three years.

“Amazon continues to expand its logistics network in order to satisfy the growing demand of clients, widen product selections and support those small and medium enterprises that have decided to sell their products using Amazon logistics,” said Amazon.com.

Since it first started its operations in Italy, Amazon has invested 5.8 billion euros in the country, where it employs 8,500 people.

($1 = 0.8282 euros)



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