Amazon to Build New Amazon Robotics Innovation Hub in Massachusetts
Amazon announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art Amazon Robotics innovation hub and create 200 tech and advanced manufacturing jobs in Westborough, Massachusetts.
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Opening in 2021, the company plans to invest more than $40 million in the new site to allow Amazon Robotics to continue to grow its engineering, manufacturing, support, and test teams in the state.
The new 350,000 square feet facility, developed by Atlantic Management of Framingham, MA, will feature corporate offices, research and development labs, and manufacturing space and will be in addition to Amazon Robotics’ current site in North Reading — together serving as the company’s epicenter of robotics innovation.
Last year, the company said it was bringing 2,000 new tech jobs to the greater Boston area alone.
“We’re excited to grow our teams in Massachusetts and take advantage of the talent and regional connectivity that MetroWest offers. This will be a world-class facility, where our teams can design, build, program, and ship our robots, all under the same roof. This expansion will allow us to continue to innovate quickly and improve delivery speed for customers around the world.”Tye Brady, Amazon Robotics’ Chief Technologist
Amazon Investing and Creating Jobs in Massachusetts
Since 2011, Amazon has invested over $3 billion in Massachusetts, from building customer fulfillment infrastructure and research facilities to compensation to its teams.
The company estimates that these direct investments in the state contributed an additional $2.4 billion to Massachusetts’ economy and generated an additional 7,000 indirect jobs on top of the company’s direct hires.
There are also tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses, authors, and entrepreneurs in Massachusetts who are growing their businesses with tools like Marketplace, Fulfillment By Amazon, Kindle Direct Publishing, and Amazon Web Services.
Also, earlier this year, Amazon announced it was beefing up its Amazon Robotics division by acquiring warehouse robotics company Canvas Technology for an undisclosed amount.
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Editorial Note: This post is from a Company Press Release and may have been modified for clarity.