Amazon to build new Spanish HQ

Amazon is to build a new Spanish corporate headquarters in Méndez Álvaro, Madrid. The new site will have capacity for a larger number of corporate staff than it has at present.

The new, 12,000 square metre office will be opened in summer 2017, and will house the company’s current 400 corporate employees that are currently based at the existing office in Pozuelo de Alarcon. It will have the capacity for over 1000 staff, giving the online giant room to create new jobs due to its planned expansion in Spain.

“E-commerce continues to grow rapidly. As more and more Spanish families chose as their preferred shopping site we plan to keep investing heavily and creating jobs in Spain. We have already hired hundreds of highly talented people here and we are looking forward to hiring hundreds more,” said François Nuyts, Vice President Amazon Spain & Italy.

“As part of our ongoing investment in Spain, we have secured a unique building, where current and future Amazon employees will be working to deliver new products, services and experiences for our customers in Spain and all over the world.”

The Amazon office will be in the Prado Business Park in Ramirez de Prado Street.

According to Amazon, the company is ‘intensively hiring in Spain’ at the moment. It employs more than 900 people at its corporate offices in Madrid as well as its fulfilment centre, but has an additional 60 positions open at present.

The company moved to its current HQ in Spain in 2012, only a year after launching Amazon opened a new Southern European Tech Hub in June this year, also in Madrid. The hub in the Azca neighbourhood has 60 engineers who develop new services and features for Amazon Business (the B2B marketplace for as well as the five European websites of Amazon. The tech teams will move to the new corporate HQ in July 2017.