Amazon plans BC facility

by MM&D staff

DELTA, British Columbia—In order to reach its west coast customers better, online retailer Amazon is opening a fulfillment centre in British Columbia sometime this fall.

Amazon Canada Fulfillment Services (ACFS) will run the 18,580sqm (200,000sqf) facility in the city of Delta. The operation, which is the company’s first in the western Canada, will employ 100 full-time workers. Amazon is currently accepting applications for positions at the fulfillment centre.

“We’re pleased that ACFS will grow its presence in Canada with its new fulfillment centre here in Delta, British Columbia,” said Christy Clark, premier of British Columbia. “Our community welcomes the jobs it will bring to the region and the increased service it will provide to shoppers in the area to be able to receive their packages from a facility on the west coast.”

“We are excited to expand our fulfillment network to British Columbia, bringing new jobs and continued investment to the country while improving the experience of shopping on for customers,” said Brennan Weber, site leader for ACFS.

Amazon’s only other Canadian fulfillment centre is a 65,000sqm (700,000sqf) facility in Mississauga, Ontario.