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Amazon up delivery game in Spain with new distribution centre in Barcelona
Amazon are upping their delivery game in Spain with plans to open their seventh distribution centre in Barcelona in their efforts to offer accelerated shipping in major ecommerce markets.
The introduction of the new distribution hub in Barberá del Vallés, Barcelona is set to take place this autumn.
Amazon say the centre will be the first in Europe to pioneer the technology “Pegasus.” It is the latest robot from Amazon, designed to obtain greater efficiency in the distribution process, so that customers can receive their orders even faster. This video shows the Pegasus Drive robots in action.
The facility will take advantage of the technology of Amazon Robotics storage plants already used in logistics centres, where robots move within a field. However, instead of moving large storage shelves, these robotic units manage and direct individual packages.
The distribution centre will boast more than 28,000 m 2 (approximately four football fields) and will manage the packages received from the Amazon logistics centres before they are transported to the logistics stations, where they will finally be picked up by the drivers to deliver them to customers.
Amazon say they continue to increase the volume of their operations in Spain in order to meet the growing demand of customers, expanding their variety of products and contributing to the growth of small and medium-sized businesses that sell on Amazon.