Amazon cumple 10 años en España

Amazon celebrates 10 years in Spain

During this decade, Amazon has invested more than 6,800 million, generated 15,000 permanent jobs and opened 30 work centers.

The e-commerce giant will continue to bet on Spain, maintaining its commitment to SMEs and creating more professional opportunities.

On September 15, 2011, Jeff Bezos’ company began its business in Spain by launching, a platform that today celebrates its 10th anniversary. The arrival of Amazon in our country was a real revolution for e-commerce by offering a wide variety of products on its marketplace at very competitive prices and with delivery in record time.

Since then, the U.S. multinational has been boosting its presence in the national market by investing more than 6,800 million euros, creating 15,000 permanent jobs and opening 30 work centers.

Since the opening of its first logistics centre in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) in 2012, Amazon has been expanding its network of operations in Spain with the opening of logistics centres in El Prat (Barcelona), Martorelles (Barcelona), Castellbisbal (Barcelona), Illescas (Toledo), Dos Hermanas (Seville), Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and two other robotic logistics centres that will soon open in Illescas (Toledo) and Corvera (Murcia).

In addition to these bases, there are three urban logistics centres located in Madrid and Barcelona, which are responsible for fast deliveries made through Amazon Fresh. Also the two distribution centres in Getafe (Madrid) and Barberá del Vallés (Barcelona) and the other 19 logistics stations that it has distributed in our country.


The e-commerce giant continues to bet on Spain

This is demonstrated, on the one hand, by the rapid growth being experienced by its Tech Hubs centres in Madrid and Barcelona, where around 600 engineers and scientists are developing its most innovative software. And, on the other hand, the forecast for the opening of the AWS Europe Region (Spain) by mid-2022 and which will support customer demand for Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services throughout the Iberian Peninsula.

This milestone, which will take place next year, will mean an additional investment of 2,500 million euros and a total of 1,300 new jobs over the next 10 years.

A decade later, Amazon has consolidated its capacity to generate employment and support Spanish SMEs. During this time, it has been recognized on several occasions for generating a quality work environment and human resources programs and has helped the growth of 12,000 national companies that sell their products through its platform. Today, 50% of these SMEs export their items to countries around the world and their international sales exceeded 650 million euros in 2020, which translates into a growth of more than 30% compared to the previous year.