Amazon to open new fulfilment centres in Oregon and Ohio, US


Amazon is planning to open new fulfilment centres in Oregon and Ohio, US, in order to strengthen its presence in the two states.

Each measuring one-million square-feet, the proposed stores are to be located in Portland and Monroe, providing a total of more than 2,000 full-time positions.

The Portland fulfilment centre will be the retailer’s third such facility in Oregon, while the Monroe centre is set to become its fourth in Ohio.

“Our quick growth in the Beaver state is our drive to continue growing and innovating on behalf of customers."

Amazon North America customer fulfilment vice-president Sanjay Shah said: “Our quick growth in the Beaver state is our drive to continue growing and innovating on behalf of customers. Fulfilment centres in the state will increase speed of delivery, expand inventory selection, and provide great Prime membership benefits.”

Last month, the company revealed its plans to open its second fulfilment centre in Salem, Oregon, adding to its previously announced facility in Troutdale.

In Ohio, the company currently operates fulfilment centres in Etna and Obetz and is expected to launch its North Randall centre.

Associates at the new facilities are expected to pick, pack and ship customer items such as sports equipment, gardening tools and pet food.

Other facilities in Oregon include sortation centre in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland.