The center, which operates with two local delivery companies, is expected to create thirty new jobs.
The retail giant 'Amazon' has already started operating their in-house logistics center which was constructed in pre-fabricated modules in a parcel of land that belongs to Adif, the Administrator of Railway Infrastructures located in Los Prados. The 3,000 square meter facility officially launched its activities this month and it operates by partnering with two independent courier companies that are in charge of delivering the packages that leave from Amazon's newest facility in Spain.
Amazon has reported that this platform involves the creation of more than thirty direct jobs. In addition, the delivery companies are expected to hire more than 80 new drivers, who will pick up the packages and deliver them to Amazon customers in the Malaga region. Thousands of orders were delivered on the same Thursday in which they started operating, including mini USB-table fans, moon-shaped LED lamps and children's beach carts.
"We are very excited about the opening of our Malaga's logistic and operations center. This investment, together with our 20 years of recognized experience in operations and technology advancement, will provide our delivery force more capacity and flexibility, which in turn means faster delivery for our clients" John Tagawa, VP of Amazon Logistics in Europe said in a statement.
Mayor, Francisco de la Torre, said that "Amazon's commitment to the city by installing its logistics activity is great news, another example of the economic dynamism of Malaga and its ability to attract investment from large companies that generate employment"
The installation of Amazon in Los Prados involves an investment of almost one million Euros for the 13,686 square metre designated piece of land and contributes to the ever-expanding infrastructure of the Costa del Sol, a popular tourist destination and a hot spot for investors seeking property in high demand in the South of Spain.