The group will open a station in Tarragona, this being its first operations center in the province. The 9,000 sqm building, which will be located in the Constantí industrial estate, is scheduled to start operating in October this year, and will serve customers in and around the city.
Fulfillment stations power the last mile of Amazon's ordering process. Packages are sent to a fulfillment station from nearby Amazon fulfillment and distribution centers, and then freight companies load them onto their delivery vehicles and deliver them to customers.
This center will be the company's first logistics facility in the city of Tarragona, and the ninth in Catalonia, which is added to three logistics centers, a distribution center, an urban center (for the Amazon Fresh service) and three logistics stations, like the one that will operate in Tarragona. Also in Catalonia, Amazon has a Seller Support Hub and a Software Development Center.
Amazon's logistics network in Spain started with its logistics center in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid), which began operating in 2012, a year after the launch of Amazon.com. Over the last eight years, the company has opened logistics centers in El Prat (Barcelona), Martorelles (Barcelona), Castellbisbal (Barcelona), Illescas (Toledo), Dos Hermanas (Seville), and Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and recently it has announced the opening of two robotic centers in Illescas and Corvera (Murcia).
Likewise, Amazon also has three urban logistics centers in Madrid and Barcelona, which provide fast deliveries to its Prime customers through the Amazon Fresh service. In addition, the company has two distribution centers, located in Getafe (Madrid) and Barberá del Vallés (Barcelona), and 16 logistics stations distributed throughout the country to strengthen its delivery services for the benefit of customers and commercial partners.