Amazon has announced the opening of three new delivery stations in Vicenza, Treviso and Riese Pio X (Treviso province), in Italy. The new facilities are expected to open next fall to service residents in Vicenza, Treviso and surrounding areas, underlining Amazon’s investments in the Veneto Region.
Amazon already employs 550 new full-time workers in Veneto, thanks to its fulfilment centre in Castelguglielmo / San Bellino, (Rovigo province) and two fully-operational delivery stations located in Verona and Vigonza (Padua region).
With the opening of the three new sites, 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 growing customer demand across the region. Amazon expects that courier firms will hire 180 full-time staff.
According to the company, each new delivery station will be built with an eye to environmental sustainability, designed with quality insulation standards and energy efficiency. Amazon has committed to their Climate Pledge, founded by the Company along with Global Optimism, working to reach zero CO2 emissions by 2040.
The Vicenza delivery station will cover an area of 7,900 sq m and serve city residents and the surrounding suburbs. The new centre will bring in 20 full-time jobs at first, while 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 is said to provide for optimal insulation and hold photovoltaic panels generating 117,25kWp of electricity. In addition, the facility will be outfitted with 48 electric vehicle charging units geared toward zero emissions fleets. Charging totems for electric cars in the parking lot will also be installed.
The Treviso-based delivery station will serve those 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 over-5000 sq m, the new structure is stated to be designed to BREEAM specifications. The site will also employ a BMS (Building Management System) which monitors all electronics utilized throughout the facility, maintaining constant energy conservation.
The Riese Pio X (Treviso province) site will serve customers around the Treviso outskirts from its 4,500 sq m facility. The centre is expected to bring in about 20 full-time jobs initially, along with around 50 full-time delivery drivers. The Riese Pio X centre’s roof will hold 380 sq m of photovoltaic panels, generating roughly 72kWp of electricity, while LED lighting will be used throughout. The grounds will support a number of electric vehicle charging stations as Amazon continues its stride toward zero emissions.
Amazon also encourages entrepreneurs who wish to carry out ‘last mile’ deliveries as members of its Delivery Service Partner program, in an effort to enhance its capacities.