Eurinpro (Luxembourg), a developer of tailor-made logistics warehouses, has joined with Amazon.de, the German unit of online retailer Amazon.com, to develop a 755,000 sq.-ft. warehouse in the eastern German city of Leipzig.
“The site lies only 1.2 miles from the Leipzig city center and the same distance to the important A14 highway which leads into the Leipzig center,” explained Christian Bischoff, Country Manager, Eurinpro Germany. The on-site tram stop will also make it easily accessible for employees there. Leipzig’s central location has already drawn such prominent multinationals as BMW, Porsche and DHL, thus we found the area to be attractive site to support Amazon.de’s growth strategy.”
The new center will reportedly create up to 400 jobs within the next three years. Amazon.de’s first German distribution center is in Bad Hersfeld, which located in the country’s west-central region.
“As Amazon.de has grown and we’ve expanded selection to include product categories with larger-sized items such as electronics, kitchen and home furnishings, we need additional capacity to accommodate these bulkier items,” said Paul Niewerth, general manager of Amazon Logistik Bad Hersfeld.