The online store Amazon is building another distribution center near Kojetín in the Kroměříž region. It will be robotic and will employ about 2,000 people. The company already has a distribution center in the Czech Republic in Dobrovíz near Prague.
“It will be the first fully-fledged multi-story logistics building with state-of-the-art technological equipment in the Czech Republic,” Amazon said.
The company said the site benefits from good connections to the D1 motorway, with Kojetín practically next to the highway, and the building will have four floors and a total floor area of 190,000 sqm.
“Employees will work with innovative technologies, including robotic units that will assist them in the daily handling of customer orders and more efficient use of warehouse space,” said Michal Šmíd, Amazon’s general manager in the Czech Republic.
The building is being built on a brownfield site, in a former railway station and sugar factory, and the town’s mayor Leoš Ptáček appreciates that it will take up little arable land. He also hopes that the building will reduce the outflow of young people from the predominantly rural region.