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Amazon Unveils its Eighth Generation Fulfillment Center

On Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, Amazon reveals its newest generation fulfillment center utilizing robotics, vision systems and high-end technology to speed up order delivery times for customers

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 1, 2014– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today unveiled its eighth generation fulfillment center, which utilizes robotics, Kiva technology, vision systems and almost 20 years’ worth of software and mechanical innovations to fulfill holiday orders. The company is currently operating 10 of this new generation of fulfillment centers across the U.S.

An Amazon employee picks items in the company's newest generation fulfillment center. (Photo: Busine ... An Amazon employee picks items in the company’s newest generation fulfillment center. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The Amazon fulfillment teams are dedicated to innovating in our fulfillment centers to increase speed of delivery while enabling greater local selection at lower costs for our customers. The advancements in our latest fulfillment centers hit all three of these customer desires while continuing to provide a work environment that is great for employees,” saidDave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations and customer service.

Some features of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment center include:

  • Kiva robots of which Amazon currently has more than 15,000 operating across the U.S.;
  • Robo-Stow, one of Earth’s largest robotic arms moving large quantities of inventory for customer order fulfillment;
  • New vision systems enabling the unloading and receipt of an entire trailer of inventory in as little as 30 minutes instead of hours; and
  • New, high-end graphically oriented computer systems for employees to use while fulfilling orders for customers.

Amazon recently announced it will hire 80,000 seasonal employees to fulfill customer orders this holiday, a 14 percent increase over last year. The company expects that thousands of those employees will stay on in regular, full-time roles.

View photos and videos of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment center here. Learn more about Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals here.

About Amazon

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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