Amazon have announced plans to open Northern Ireland’s second delivery station in Co Armagh.
Earlier this year, Armagh I reported that the multinational e-commerce business has been linked to the development of a site at James Park, Mahon Industrial Estate, Portadown.
Amazon Logistics has since confirmed that it will open a new delivery station at the 7,000 square metre building, which is expected to be fully operational later this year.
The delivery station will create over 20 permanent jobs, in addition to more than a hundred driver opportunities for Amazon Logistics’ delivery service partners and Amazon Flex delivery partners.
MP for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart said: “The creation of 20 permanent warehouse jobs and around 100 driver opportunities in the Upper Bann area is a tremendous boost to the local economy.
“More and more companies are recognising the merits in making this area a distribution hub, with a road network linking to main arterial routes to every corner of Northern Ireland, and beyond. Amazon recognising this really puts the area on the map and I very much welcome this investment.”
Kerry-Anne Lawlor, Country Director for Amazon Logistics, said: “We are excited to invest in the Portadown area with a new delivery station that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create new jobs for the talented workforce.”
Delivery stations power the last mile of the order process and help speed up deliveries for customers.
Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighbouring Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers.