Amazon to open three new delivery stations in Italy

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Amazon has announced that it will open three new delivery stations in Vicenza, Treviso and Riese Pio X (Treviso province) in the autumn to service local residents.

With the opening of the three sites in the Veneto region of northeast Italy, Amazon Logistics expects to fill 60 new full-time positions while continuing to work with local delivery firms to further expand its logistics network, working to improve delivery capabilities and satisfy the ever-growing customer demand across the region. Amazon expects that courier firms will hire 180 full-time staff.

Gabriele Sigismondi, head of Amazon Logistics in Italy, remarked, “In such difficult times as these, we’re thrilled to be able to bring in 240 new full-time jobs thanks to the opening of these warehouse operations. Amazon, alongside our delivery service suppliers, strives to make sure our staff come first, offering them not only a safe, modern and inclusive workplace and competitive wages, but also excellent opportunities for career growth.

“The ongoing pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all of us, and we’re quite proud to have been on the frontlines when it came to providing essential services to our customers, so people can order and receive the items they need most at their homes or businesses, while we do our best to protect the health of our personnel and that of our suppliers.”

The 7,900m2   Vicenza delivery station will serve city residents and the surrounding suburbs. The center will bring in 20 full-time jobs at first, and courier companies are expected to hire around 90 full-time delivery staff.

Designed for maximum energy efficiency certification as established by the BREEAM board, the site roofing will provide for optimal insulation and hold photovoltaic panels generating 117.25kWp of electricity. The building management system (BMS) will monitor all electronics used throughout the facility, guaranteeing a constant energy conservation. In addition, the facility will be outfitted with 48 electric vehicle charging units geared toward zero-emission fleets. Charging totems for electric cars in the parking lot will also be installed.

The Treviso delivery station will serve customers in and around the Treviso area, and is expected to bring in initially around 20 full-time jobs, along with 40 full-time courier staff for firms making deliveries on behalf of Amazon Logistics.

The 5,000m building has been designed to BREEAM specifications with the goal of attaining a rating of ‘Very Good’. Quality materials aimed at energy efficiency will be used for both insulation and electricity generated by photovoltaic panels (65kWp). LED lighting will also contribute to energy conservation, and an improvement of 20% in lighting compared with similar warehouses will come from natural light sources – skylights and triple-glazed windows – that extend along the sides of the facility. The site will also employ a BMS to monitor all electronics used throughout the facility, maintaining constant energy conservation.

The Riese Pio X (Treviso province) site measures 4,500m2  and will serve customers around the Treviso outskirts. The center is expected to bring in about 20 full-time jobs initially, along with around 50 full-time delivery drivers.

The Riese Pio X center is designed with best practices in terms of operations and building codes. The roof will hold 380m2  of photovoltaic panels, generating roughly 72kWp of electricity, and LED lighting will be used throughout. Skylights and windows will bring in natural light to offset artificial lighting sources. A BMS will monitor all electronics throughout the facility, and the grounds will support a number of electric vehicle charging stations as Amazon continues its stride toward zero emissions.

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