Amazon increases capacity in the US

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Amazon is increasing its capacity to deliver in the USA by a rate of knots. They’ve just announced the opening of three new Fulfilment Centres this month alone.

That comes on top of the 26 US Fulfilment Centres they opened in 2016. The new 1.2m sq ft premises in in Maryland will employ 700. It’s about an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore in a town called North East.

Amazon is building a 1m sq ft depot in Coppell, Texas, The Dallas suburb establishment will be the third FC in the area on top of the Houston FC and there are also several smaller depots in the Dallas area.

And don’t forget Florida: a 1m sq ft warehouse will be opening in Jacksonville. That will employ 1k people and be the second Amazon Fulfilment Centre in the vicinity.

And this is all part of Amazon’s prediction that it will increase staff numbers by more than a half by 2018. Amazon says it has 180k full-time USA employees and it plans to increase the count to 280k by the middle of 2018. Those are astonishing growth rates.

The scope and scale of Amazon’s increased infrastructure growth is so considerable that it almost becomes unreportable owing to its unremitting pace. But it’s vital to realise that Amazon is on the most remarkable trajectory.

Is there anything, or anywhere, Amazon, won’t go?

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