Amazon sets first logistics centre in Spain

mjjMADRID | Fortune 500 company Amazon announced Friday plans to open its first logistics centre in Spain, seven months after the launch of, the Spanish version of the popular online store. The centre will be located in San Fernando de Henares, in Madrid. This is the latest opening within the existing European network of logistics sites of Amazon, which will become operational within a few months.

“We are very pleased with the positive response from customers, as well as their interest in our Premium Amazon offer,” said Allan Lyall, deputy president of operations in Europe.

Lyall hinted at the new centre as the base to ensure the Premium Amazon service, which promises deliveries in three days at most for a flat fee. was launched on 14 September 2011 and since then, the portal already has one million Spanish books and more than six million foreign books, about half a million CDs, around 180,000DVDs, 120,000 electronics products, and around 16,000 video games.

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