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Amazon plans to invest €18 billion into Germany for expansion

Amazon has announced it has planned investments of €17,8 billion in Germany to drive innovation and support the expansion of our logistics network and cloud infrastructure across the country.

The company is also creating 4,000 new jobs this year, at three new fulfilment centres: one in Horn-Bad Meinberg (North Rhine-Westphalia), opening in late summer 2024, one in Erfurt (Thuringia), which opened in May 2024, and one in Großenkneten, which opened in August 2023. The new jobs mean that, by the end of this year, Amazon will have more than 40,000 permanent employees in Germany, providing roles of all kinds, at all levels, and in more than 100 German cities and municipalities across our business.

AWS plans to invest €7.8 billion into the AWS European Sovereign Cloud
This announcement means Amazon has confirmed planned investments in Germany totalling €17.8 billion, following its €7.8 billion AWS European Sovereign Cloud investment announced last month. The AWS European Sovereign Cloud is a new, independent cloud for Europe, and its first AWS Region will launch in the State of Brandenburg by the end of 2025.

Rocco Bräuniger, Amazon Germany Country Manager, says, 'Amazon came to Germany over 25 years ago, and we continue to invest in the country. With our teams continually focused on innovation, we're helping German customers transform the way they work, live, connect and thrive. Our teams work hand-in-hand with state-of-the-art technologies to deliver for small businesses and customers, while AWS enables organisations of all sizes in Germany to grow their businesses and innovate using the cloud. And with that comes a positive impact for the country – and especially the communities where we operate – with a broad range of investments and jobs ranging from research and development to logistics and customer service.'

Investing in research and logistics in Germany
Since 2010, Amazon has invested more than €77 billion in Germany to help serve customers, create high quality jobs, and deliver a positive impact on the German economy by contributing an estimated €50 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP). Across four R&D sites in Aachen, Berlin, Dresden and Tübingen, teams work on products and services for AWS, Amazon Music, Fire TV, Alexa and fulfilment technologies. The research teams at our Development Centre in Berlin will benefit from the extension of labs to develop and enhance AI and robotics technologies.

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