Big jobs boost as Amazon reveals it’s moving to 100,000sq ft new distribution hub near Cranbrook

Online retail giant Amazon has confirmed it will relocate its delivery station from Exeter to a purpose-built 100,000sq ft hub near Cranbrook. 

Around 100 new jobs will be created when the move happens later this year.

The global powerhouse will leave its current Heron Road base in the city for a new facility at Exeter Gateway in East Devon.

The new facility is designed to meet increasing customer demand and allow for expansion of the area it covers.

The number of drivers collecting parcels from the new delivery station and delivering them to customers across the South West will increase from 70 to more than 200.

When the site is opened in the autumn, the number employees will increase to more than 30.

Councillor Kevin Blakey, East Devon District Council’s portfolio holder for the economy, said: “The new Amazon distribution centre is an important addition to the commercial development in the west end of East Devon, with over 100 new jobs created for the growing number of residents in the area.

“The location offers excellent connections to the major road network in the region, and I am sure this was a key factor in the decision made by one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing businesses.

“I wish them great success with the new centre, for a long time to come.”

Robert Viegers, country director of Amazon Logistics, said: “We are excited to open a new delivery station in Exeter where Amazon’s 20-plus years of operational expertise, technology advancements and investment in transportation infrastructure is enabling faster delivery for customers than ever before seven days a week.”

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