The company plans to invest more than $40M in the site, which will include a new 350,000 square foot facility that will be in addition to Amazon Robotics' current North Reading site.
Tye Brady is Amazon Robotics' chief technologist. He says the new hub will be a place where robots are designed, built, programmed and shipped. "This expansion will allow us to continue to innovate quickly and improve delivery speed for customers around the world", Brady said in a statement.
Amazon estimates that these direct investments in the state contributed to an additional $2.4bn in the Massachusetts' economy and generated an extra 7,000 indirect jobs on top of the company's direct hires. Amazon has created more than 4,000 full-time jobs in MA, and since 2011, invested more than $3 billion in the state, including infrastructure and compensation to our employees. "The investment of this worldwide company in our community demonstrates the ability of the regional economy and its workforce to attract innovation and technology".
Robotics at work in the Amazon fulfillment center in Dupont, Wash.
Amazon Robotics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, was founded in 2003 to meet consumer demands in ecommerce and create a better approach to order fulfillment solutions.
MA has been the middle for Amazon's robotics research given that the business acquired North Reading through-dependent Kiva Systems for $775 million in 2012. Earlier this year, Amazon acquired Boulder, Colo. -based Canvas Technology, which was developing autonomous carts.