Amazon expands operations in the US

Amazon continues its expansion in the US with plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Edgerton, KS in the US.

The new facility is expected to create 1000 full time jobs as well as managerial support roles that will support customer fulfilment. The new facility will work side by side the nearby Lenexa fulfilment facility. The new one will dispatch large and bulky items such as canoes and wide screen TVs where the existing facility will handle smaller items.

Amazon North American operations vice-president Akash Chauhan said: “We’re excited to bring 1,000 great full-time jobs with benefits to the Kansas City region and proud to further invest in the state with this new fulfillment center.”

Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts said: “The City of Edgerton is pleased that Amazon has chosen a site at Logistics Park Kansas City.

“Amazon’s innovative new facility and quality job creation supports and validates the City’s continued efforts of creating global routes with local roots.”

The online giant has recently announced plans to create more than 2500 full time, permanent jobs in the UK that will take its total employee numbers to 14,500 by the end of the year. It is to open a new fulfilment centre in Coalville, Leicestershire that will create around 500 new jobs, while it is extending its reach around the South East and London.

In addition in 2015, Amazon also announced plans to open fulfillment centers in Obetz, Ohio and in Etna, Ohio. With the company recently taking on an in-house airborne logistics operation as well as expanding into being a freight forwarder, the company is showing real confidence in the growing global e-commerce markets.