Inside Logistics

Amazon DC proliferation continues

First fulfillment centre for Colorado, ninth for Texas


January 23, 2017
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SEATTLE, Washington—Amazon.com, Inc plans to open its first fulfillment centre in Colorado and a ninth DC in Texas.

The one-million square foot facility in Aurora, Colorado is expected to create more than 1,000 new full-time jobs, which is in addition to the hundreds of associates currently employed at the Amazon sortation centre located in the same city.

Employees at the Aurora fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as sports equipment, musical instruments and furniture.

The project was developed by Prologis.

In Texas the company announced plans to open its ninth Texas fulfillment centre in Coppell. It will be the sixth fulfillment centre in the Dallas, Forth Worth metropolitan area.

Amazon currently employs more than 10,000 full-time associates at its seven currently operating fulfillment centres across Texas and plans to create 1,000 more full-time positions at its third Coppell facility.

Elsewhere in the Lone Star State, Amazon currently operates fulfillment centres in Coppell (two facilities), Haslet, Dallas, Fort Worth, Schertz and San Marcos with a facility currently under construction in Houston. Amazon also has sortation centres in Irving, San Antonio and Houston.

“This building will be a new addition to the Amazon Robotics fulfillment network, which already has a robust presence in the metroplex,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American Operations.

Amazon employees at the one million-square-foot Coppell fulfillment centrewill pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys. Amazon’s first Coppell fulfillment centre began fulfilling customer orders in 2013 and its second facility launched during the 2016 holiday shopping season.

The project is being developed jointly by Hillwood Investment Properties and Perot Development Company.