Amazon will launch a new logistics center in the German town of Bremen, which will include a multi-level car park for 277 of the company’s delivery vans. Seems like Jeff Bezos’ company is continuing its expansion and this very modern 12.500sqm center, which will be built on a 38.000sqm site, will surely offer Amazon customers many advantages shipping-wise.
“We are very pleased to open a distribution center in Bremen. More than 20 years of logistical competence, technological progress and investment in transport infrastructure have gone into this building. This enables Amazon to offer customers faster and more flexible delivery options”, said Bernd Gschaider, Director of Amazon Logistics in Germany.
The logistics center will create approximately 130 jobs in the area in the first stage, but eventually, over 400 drivers will be hired by the company in order to deliver parcels and orders to their customers. The car park will bring more efficient last-mile delivery. The building itself will consist also of 1.200sqm of office space and 3.700sqm canopy.
The construction has already begun in the Bremen freight village, the completion is scheduled for this autumn. Goodman is the company chosen by Amazon to deliver the keys of the new establishment. This will be the 14th logistics-related building developed by them in Europe for Amazon since 2006. In total, Goodman has developed more than 1.2 million sqm of high-quality logistics centers for the e-commerce giant.
Goodman Group is an integrated business property group with operations all over the world, especially in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, North America and also Brazil.
“Each Amazon facility is designed to ensure that items are delivered, sorted, picked, packed and distributed to customers in the most cost and time-efficient manner. Therefore, Bremen as a transport hub with its excellent connections to shipping, rail, and road traffic is of enormous strategic importance to our customers.
This is underscored by the fact that we have experience in developing logistics properties for a wide variety of industries: including contract logistics, the light industrial and automotive sectors and urban distribution. When planning our properties, we, therefore, pay particular attention to the flexible use of a logistics complex“, said Christof Prange, Head of Business Development at Goodman.
More than 150 companies are based in GVZ Bremen and Goodman is responsible for over 150.000 sqm of logistics space there. The 470-hectare surface is the second largest of its kind in Europe, situated near the Noustadt harbor.
Amazon will thus add another chapter to their never-ending saga of becoming the most efficient product selling and distributing platform in existence.
Just at the end last year the company announced the construction of two immense headquarter buildings in New York and Arlington, Virginia. The total investment of $5 billion will create more than 50.000 new jobs across the two new locations, with more than 25.000 employees hired in each.
“We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia. These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to continue inventing for customers for years to come. The team did a great job selecting these sites, and we look forward to becoming an even bigger part of these communities”, said Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon.