Amazon launches new delivery station in Portadown

Amazon launches new delivery station in Portadown

Online retailer Amazon has announced the opening of its latest delivery station in Northern Ireland.

The station is based in a 7,000 sq m building at Mahon Industrial Estate in Portadown and the launch brings 20 new permanent jobs which Amazon says offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits.

The delivery stations speed up deliveries, with packages shipped there from nearby Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers.

Amazon said the opening brings new driver opportunities for delivery partners, with independent contractors able to create their own schedule to deliver for Amazon Flex.

The company has already launched a delivery station in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

James O’Rawe, Amazon Portadown delivery station manager, said: “We’re excited to open the doors to our new delivery station in Portadown, just in time for our first Christmas.

“The team at Amazon in Portadown is ready to deliver for our customers ahead of a great festive shopping season, while also creating local job opportunities across a wide range of disciplines in a safe and welcoming environment.”

Amazon said staff pay starts at £10 or £11.10 per hour depending on location. Benefits include private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection and an employee discount, as well as a company pension plan.