Amazon on robots and logistics

Mapic 2018: Amazon has set out its plans for growth through robotics and travel hubs, while rising costs and infrastructure networks were highlighted as some of the issues affecting etail occupiers in Europe.

Taking part in a panel discussion at Mapic 2018 alongside executives from Zalando and logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel, Ronan Bole, director of operations in France at Amazon and president of Amazon France logistics, outlined the online giant’s strategy in the country.

The rise of the robots

Amazon is currently served by five fulfilment centres in France, with a sixth to open in