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10/22/2021

Amazon Opens New Robotics Facility

The new site will be part of Amazon’s epicenter of robotics innovation and bring jobs in stowing, picking, packing, and sorting customer orders, in addition to roles in management, IT, HR, safety, and security.
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Manufacturing of Amazon Robotics mobile drive units will be a primary focus in the facility.

Amazon has opened a new first-of-its-kind robotics manufacturing facility in Westborough, MA.

The new facility will expand Amazon Robotics manufacturing capability in the U.S. and Amazon’s growth in the region—and has created over 200 new manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts. Manufacturing of Amazon Robotics mobile drive units will be a primary focus in the facility. Amazon began introducing robotics into its facilities in 2012 and since then, the company has added over a million new jobs worldwide while deploying more than 350,000 drive units across its facilities. These drive units and other robotic technologies work closely with employees to help safely and reliably fulfill customer orders.

“We care about the communities where we operate,” said VP of Amazon Robotics Joe Quinlivan. “This is why we are proud to expand high-tech robotics manufacturing in the U.S. and in Massachusetts specifically with the opening of this new facility. As a company we have created more than 20,000 jobs in Massachusetts since 2010 in communities from Boston to Westborough and beyond. This latest addition to Amazon’s presence in the Commonwealth brings great jobs, from hourly manufacturing roles to engineers and developers working on advancements in robotics, to help our facilities run safely and meet our customers’ needs.”

With this new site, Amazon Robotics will continue to grow its engineering, manufacturing, support, and test teams in Massachusetts. The 350,000-square-foot facility will feature corporate offices, research and development labs, and manufacturing space—in addition to Amazon Robotics’ current site in North Reading, Massachusetts. Together, these two facilities serve as an epicenter of the company’s robotics innovation.

"The opening of this robotics manufacturing facility and the new jobs it provides demonstrate the strength of our regional economy and our workforce. We look forward to a strong partnership with Amazon Robotics,” said Kristi Williams, Westborough’s town manager.

Amazon takes its role as an employer in the Commonwealth seriously. In addition to opening the new robotics facility in Westborough, Amazon is hiring 1,500 new full and part-time operations jobs across its sites in Massachusetts. These jobs include stowing, picking, packing, and sorting customer orders, in addition to roles in management, IT, HR, safety, and security.

“Massachusetts offers a highly talented workforce, and this Amazon facility opening further cements our state’s reputation as a key center for robotics development,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “The opening of this new state-of-the-art robotics facility creates new jobs for individuals across a wide range of skills and backgrounds in addition to the 1,500 new seasonal jobs Amazon has created in the Commonwealth as the company continues its investment in the state’s economic growth and development and I am pleased to be here for this opening, especially during STEM Week in Massachusetts.”

Individuals interested in applying for jobs in Massachusetts can find more information at amazon.jobs/amazon-robotics.