The company said that it’s investing 65 million euros, or $67.8 million at current exchange rate, to open a new logistics center in Vercelli, in the Piedmont region. The new hub, which will span over 1.1 million square feet, will be inaugurated next fall and will employee 600 people.
“I’m sure that this investment will benefit both our clients and the local economy,” said Roy Perticucci, Amazon European operations vice president. “We will create new jobs and we will offer the small and medium Italian companies using our marketplace service an opportunity to easily meet millions of new customers across all Europe.”
Amazon, which debuted in Italy in 2010 and invested more than 450 million euros, or $469.5 million, in the country, already operates a logistic center in the Emilia-Romagna region, as well as an urban logistic hub in Milan dedicated to the Amazon Prime Now service that debuted in 2015. Another logistic center is opening in Passo Corese, about 25 miles far from Rome, next year and it will employee 1,200 people.