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Amazon is developing a logistics center in Sosnowiec. The facility will offer a substantial volume of 130 thousand sqm of industrial space. In turn, H&M signed a lease agreement on 30 thousand sqm of warehouse space near Poznań. The decisions of both giants result from their previous, successful investments in Poland, convenient locations and … investments in LED lighting.

Amazon logistics center in Sosnowiec is called vividly as „the biggest wardrobe in Europe”. In fact, it will fit up to 16 million products – mainly shoes and clothes purchased online by customers from both Poland and Europe.

E-commerce logistics center in Sosnowiec is currently in the start-up phase. This means that we at the same time launch a variety of processes, such as receipt of goods, storage of products on shelves, customer order picking and shipping. This period is extremely important – it is the time in which we check our procedures, train our employees or successively increase employment. All this in order to achieve full operational capacity – explains Marta Rzetelska from Amazon press office, as quoted by dziennikzachodni.pl.

This will be Amazon’s fifth logistics center in Poland. It will employ approximately 4 thousand workers. – It will be the workplace for employees on initial level positions as well as professionals from the IT industry, finance, HR, logistics and engineering – adds Marzena Więckowska from Amazon in businessinsider.com. Company officials praise, above all, the ease in finding workers and speed in carrying out the investment.

Proximity to the highway is not everything

Swedish H&M will lease a warehouse in Gądki near Poznań. The facility belongs to Segro and will be used to distribute goods purchased online.

Location was for the company the primary decisive factor. The facility is located only a few kilometers from the capital of Greater Poland, right next to the two major roads – A2 and S11. Investments in eco-friendly building equipment were also of significant importance.

State-of-the-art interior LED lighting operated by the intelligent DALI system is an eco-friendly solution that not only reduces costs, but also improves the working conditions of employees. The building also includes solutions that provide greater access to the natural daylight in the completion areas along with an environmentally-friendly heating system that is able to partly recover energy. Responsible and sustainable development becomes an important issue for a growing number of business clients as well as for the growing group of end users” – explains Waldemar Witczak, Regional Director at Segro, in eurobuildcee.com.

This is another investment launched by the giant from the clothing industry in Poland in recent times. At the end of 2017, the company started the development of a logistics centre in Legnica Special Economic Zone. The warehouses of H&M will be located in close proximity – just 700 m – to the “Krzywa” junction where the A4 highway crosses path with the national road No. 94. The investment near Legnica will be the workplace for more than one thousand people.

Photo: Flickr/Álvaro Ibáñez/CC BY 2.0

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