Amazon, which is preparing to establish its first logistics base in Turkey, shared the details of its investment plans in Turkey. Accordingly, Amazon expects to create more than 1000 jobs in a year with its first logistics base in Turkey, which it aims to open in Istanbul in the last quarter of this year.
While an investment of over $100 million is planned for the new logistics base to be established, it is aimed to meet the recently increasing customer demand.
Amazon.com.tr, which was put into service in Turkey in 2018, has provided millions of products to its customers with affordable prices and fast delivery options since its establishment and has created employment for more than 500 people to date.
Logistics Base To Be Established In Tuzla
Amazon will start the recruitment processes for the center functions such as engineering, human resources, accounting, operations and information processing (IT) for the new FBA Base to be established in Tuzla, Istanbul, while recruitment for customer service and logistics teams will begin in the coming months. Amazon will continue to work with partners that already provide delivery services.
More than half of the products sold on the Amazon marketplace worldwide are sold by SMEs. Amazon has provided over 250 new services and applications with an investment of more than $18 billion to increase the efficiency and profitability of its affiliates.
Improvements in operational processes provide SMEs, most of which warehousing and shipping through FBA systems, the opportunity to deliver their products to hundreds of millions of customers around the world, as well as helping them grow their brands, increase sales and create employment.
“This Investment Is Very Important For Our E-Commerce Sector”
Evaluating Amazon’s investment in Turkey, President of the Presidential Investment Office Ahmet Burak Dağlıoğlu said that Turkey is at the center of international investors.
Pointing out that Turkey is a regional center for the activities of international investors in many fields such as R&D, design, production, logistics, education and management, Dağlıoğlu said, “It will be Amazon’s first logistics base in Turkey and will prioritize sustainability and green transformation. and the investment decision that creates employment became a concrete example of these discourses. This investment is very important for our ever-developing logistics infrastructure to further strengthen our e-commerce sector, which has gained great momentum in recent years, in the domestic and export markets. As the Presidential Investment Office, we are pleased to share this investment decision with the public, which we have followed since the beginning of the process and supported by working closely with the Amazon team both in the field and in the bureaucratic processes.” said.
“We Want To Underline Our Trust In Turkey”
Stefano Perego, Vice President of Operations for Amazon Europe, said, “While we are happy to open our first logistics base in Turkey in Istanbul, we would like to underline our trust in Turkey on this occasion.”
Expressing that they are extremely excited about the more than 1000 new job opportunities they will create in the first year by offering a modern and safe working environment with satisfactory wages and fringe benefits, Perego said: We offer career opportunities.” used the phrases.