Curiosities: At the entrance are the initials of Orio al Serio and the goddess Atalanta in a maxi painting welcoming those who enter the great penthouse. “Each distribution center is named after the nearest airport, hence BgY1, while the Greek heroine represents the resilience of the Bergamo people,” they explain from Amazon who confirmed: “We will reach 900 permanent jobs.” At the moment, 200 people live in the area, 30 km from Cividate al Piano.
The Cividate location is the first distribution center in Lombardy and the eleventh facility that Amazon has opened in the region. In fact, the company has already opened its offices in Milan, the sorting center in Casirate d’Adda, a Prime Now urban distribution center in Milan, and seven sorting depots located in Milan, Origgio (Va), Buccinasco (Mi), Peschiera Borromeo (Mi) and Borago de Molgora (MB), Castignato (BS), and Pioltello (MI). There are currently more than 2,300 permanent employees hired by Amazon in Lombardy.
The newly opened warehouse consists of three floors: the second and third floors are for storage with products that are transported in an automated way: they are actually robots that receive the order request and transfer the materials to the employee who packs them and delivers them to the trucks that will transport it.
The mayor’s satisfaction: “We very much wanted this investment. It was not easy – explains Gianni Forlani – for decades we were not attracting large investments and negotiations began in 2017, but now I am proud of the result.
With a project announced by the mayor: “A cycle path connecting from the station to the distribution center will be established in order to allow all employees to reach the workplace on two wheels”.
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