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Amazon Opens New Robotics Fulfilment Centre in Calgary

Amazon is opening a new robotics fulfillment centre called YYC4 in Calgary, Alberta. The 2.8 million square feet facility will employ more than 1,500 people and offer in-demand skills training and technology that promises to fulfill orders more quickly.

“Amazon is thrilled to invest in Calgary while benefitting our employees, customers, and the community,” says Sushant Jha, General Manager at YYC4. “Through the ingenuity of our Amazon Robotics technology, we are creating new career paths and development opportunities. At the same time, we are delivering to customers at our fastest speeds ever with our safest, most sophisticated, and most advanced operations network.”

With the launch of YYC4, Amazon now operates five fulfilment centres, one sortation centre, three delivery stations, and two AMXL delivery stations in Alberta.

 At Amazon Robotics fulfilment centres, employees work alongside automated systems and robots to pick, pack, and ship customer orders. Amazon’s robotics technology creates a more efficient workplace, says the company, while providing hands-on training for new, in-demand career skills.

Amazon Robotics technology used at YYC4 includes RWC4, a large robotic arm that sorts totes by destination and builds pallets for shipping, and Kermit, a trolley that focuses on towing empty totes throughout the facility and can adjust its speed and route as needed.

“Amazon is one of many companies choosing to invest in Alberta, and it’s fantastic to celebrate with the grand opening of YYC4 with them,” says Honourable Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta. “This is what economic diversification looks like. It’s also what the future looks like, and I’m so pleased that Amazon has chosen our province as the stage for its newest innovations.”

“Amazon’s latest expansion in our province is proof positive that Alberta’s business and investment environment remains second-to-none,” continues Honourable Matt Jones, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade. “This new fulfilment centre will help serve the consumer needs of our province. It will also provide employees with good jobs and important opportunities for skills development on innovative new robotics technology so that Amazon remains on the cutting edge of logistics. I want to congratulate Amazon on this exciting milestone and wish them continued success.”

Adds Jyoti Gondek, Mayor of Calgary: “Today’s unveiling of Amazon’s latest robotic fulfilment centre, YYC4, marks a monumental day for Calgary, cementing our city’s status as a hub for innovation and technology. Amazon’s investment sparks economic development and job creation, serving as a prime example of how strategic partnerships can lead to shared growth and prosperity in our community.”