Amazon to open new distribution center in north west England


LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon said on Friday it planned to open a new fulfillment center in Bolton, north west England, in 2018 and will begin recruiting 1,200 permanent jobs in the latest expansion in Britain.

Amazon opened four centers last year, creating more than 3,500 jobs. It said the new distribution center in Bolton would be equipped with advanced Amazon Robotics technology which would help process the products through the plant.

Reporting by Kate Holton Editing by Paul Sandle