Amazon and the provincial government of Manitoba have announced that a new delivery station will be opening in Winnipeg, in the Inkster Industrial Park just northeast of the airport. According to CTV News, Amazon’s Winnipeg delivery station is expected to become operational in 2021.
The new delivery station will receive and sort parcels from other distribution centres “and co-ordinate deliveries to homes and businesses in the Winnipeg area through local third-party service providers,” according to the announcement.
Regional director of Amazon last mile logistics operations for Amazon Canada, Tushar Kumar, said this new plant will help create hundreds of jobs in and around Winnipeg.
“The new delivery station will create hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs in Winnipeg,” said Kumar.
Ralph Eichler, who is the Minister of Economic Development and Training, said this a great news for the City of Winnipeg and Manitoba.
“Our government has worked hard to foster a good business environment, where companies like Amazon want to grow and create jobs,” said Eichler.
Kumar revealed that Amazon will be setting up shop in a 113,000 square foot facility in a brand new building.