The global e-commerce giant Amazon has announced officially its intention to launch its first logistic hub in Istanbul, Türkiye in the fall of 2022.
In this perspective, Amazon intends to invest USD 100 million to set up its in-country premises and fund the recruitment of over 1000 employees in engineering, human resources, accounting, operations and information processing (IT) branches in the first stage. Further recruitment of customer service and logistics teams is due to begin in the coming months.
Sharing his comments on Amazon's investment in Türkiye, Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu said, “This investment is very important for our e-commerce sector, which has gained great momentum in recent years, powered mainly by our ever-developing logistics infrastructure under the leadership of our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. As the Presidential Investment Office, we are pleased to share this investment decision with the public. It is a decision we have followed through since the outset and supported by working closely with the Amazon team both on the field and through all administrative procedures."
Vice President of Amazon Europe Operations, Stefano Perego, also stated, “We are extremely excited about the new job opportunities we will create in our first year by providing a modern and safe working environment with satisfactory pay and benefits."
Amazon entered the Turkish market in September 2018 and gained recognition with Amazon Prime and Prime Video at local prices within two years only. The world leader e-commerce brand has kept developing at a steady pace since then.