Amazon are to open their fourth Michigan fulfillment center in Gaines Township, creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. If you’ve never seen the Amazon robots at work they are fascinating.
Amazon employees will work alongside innovative technologies at the more than 850,000 square foot fulfillment center to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The facility will feature technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.
“Michigan has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding a new fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region. Because of our ability to have more inventory on-hand and increased speed of fulfillment, we are able to better meet customer demand and create more than 1,000 new jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on day one of employment. We are proud of our ability to create jobs, spur innovation and provide excellent Prime service to members.”
– Mark Stewart, Amazon’s Vice President of North American operations
It’s worth noting that over half of all products sold on Amazon today are from third party merchants, many of whom will choose to locate their stock in Amazon fulfilment centers under their FBA program.
It is likely that we’ll see fewer Amazon fulfilment centers that don’t use Amazon Robotics in the future. They enable products to be picked and packed faster and more accurately as well as saving space as racks can be situated in close proximity with others when the need for a human with a picking cart is removed.