Amazon’s first robotics centre in the Czech Republic has officially launched its operations in more signs of things to come in terms of automation.
The facility spans four stories, with a total area just shy of 190,000 square metres, and is outfitted with cutting-edge robotic technology. Situated in the Olomouc Region, near the town of Kojetín, Amazon says it stands as one of the Czech Republic’s most state-of-the-art logistics hubs.
Designated as “BRQ2,” the centre officially commenced operations in June of this year, marking a significant milestone. It heralds the introduction of the latest technologies aimed at simplifying daily tasks for Amazon employees, while prioritising the safety of operations and offering high-quality working conditions for staff.
To showcase the cutting-edge facility to the public, Amazon organised a special guided tour of the centre for members of the media, local politicians, and other interested parties. As part of the tour, BRQ2’s team prepared a robot performance for those in attendance, synchronising several robotic units to create the BRQ2 inscription on the ground.
Amazon says it’s committed to being a ‘good neighbour’ in every region where it operates, so it’s donated €10,000 towards establishing a rescue service station near Kojetín, with the cheque received by the Governor of the Olomouc Region from the hands of Michal Šmíd, General Manager at BRQ2.
“Amazon’s investment in Kojetin is another demonstration of our commitment to the Czech Republic, creating up to 2,000 good new permanent roles when fully operational,” said Michal Šmíd. “Amazon provides some of the most advanced workplaces of their kind in the world, with competitive pay, processes, and systems to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all employees, and I am delighted to launch this new building.”