In September, Amazon Canada announced their intent to create a fulfillment centre and delivery station in Hamilton.
The fulfillment centre represents one of the largest local investments in terms of square footage in the City’s history. These private investments in Hamilton’s goods movement sector will bring over 1,500 new jobs when the facilities are scheduled to open in 2021. Amazon Canada’s plans include a new 855,000 square foot fulfillment centre to be located in Mount Hope adjacent to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.
Employees at this location will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.
In addition, a new 50,000 square foot delivery station in Stoney Creek will power the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process. Packages are transported to these delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centres, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers.
With a renewed focus on air cargo/transportation, the City of Hamilton now has a prime opportunity to develop and promote the Airport Employment Growth District (AEGD) as a North American Gateway hub for logistics, distribution and goods movement, and to develop a Hamilton alliance with partners to jointly market opportunities for development and increase the awareness of Hamilton’s infrastructure strengths.