Amazon selects Winnipeg as new distribution hub
Amazon plans to open a new delivery station in the Inkster Industrial Park, northeast of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. The 113,000-sq.-ft. site is set to launch in 2021.
“The Manitoba government has worked hard to create a good business environment where companies want to grow and create jobs,” said Eichler. “Manitoba is a great place to do business and we thank Amazon for its investment and for showing confidence in our economy.”
“We are excited to continue our growth in Canada with our first Manitoba delivery station in Winnipeg,” said Tushar Kumar, regional director, Amazon last mile logistics operations for Amazon Canada. “This new delivery station will allow us to provide fast and efficient delivery for customers, and provide hundreds of job opportunities for the talented local workforce.”
The station will create hundreds of direct and indirect full-time and part-time jobs in areas such as parcel sorting, management and third-party delivery services. The delivery station will receive and sort parcels from other distribution centres and co-ordinate deliveries to homes and businesses in the Winnipeg area through local third-party service providers.
“The delivery station will power Amazon’s last-mile capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the Winnipeg metro region and enable Amazon logistics to supplement the capacity and flexibility of its delivery capabilities,” said Kumar.
Delivery stations also offer Manitoba entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex.
Winnipeg is the geographic center of Canada and makes a lot of sense logistically. With the recent creation of the Center Point Highway, Winnipeg is set to become a major player in the world of e-commerce.