|At first, the warehouses will service Amazon's German business|
US e-commerce giant Amazon has officially announced plans to create a logistics hub in Poland.
The company will launch two fulfillment centers in the country by the end of Q3 2014, with a further center set to be constructed by mid-2015.
Poland's Minister of Economy Janusz Piechociński said, “We are thrilled to officially welcome Amazon to Poland, adding that, “the creation of thousands of jobs is no doubt a milestone for our further economic growth.”
Each of the Amazon centers are expected to boost employment by 2,000 jobs, with an additional 3,000 temporary jobs becoming available to cope with demand during the holiday season.
The Polish centers will initially serve Amazon's German e-commerce site, although they will be gradually be integrated into the rest of the company's network to serve other European sites.
The first two centers will be located near Wrocław and Poznań, while the third center will be opened close to the primary location near Wrocław.
Last week business daily Puls Biznesu reported that each of the warehouses would cost some zł.50-60 million to construct. The warehouses will be leased from Goodman (one of the warehouses in Wrocław) and Panattoni (one in Wrocław and one in Poznań).
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