Amazon has confirmed it will relocate its operations from Exeter to near Cranbrook, in East Devon.

Amazon has confirmed it will relocate its delivery station in Heron Road to a larger 100,000 sq ft purpose-built facility in Exeter Gateway near Cranbrook, later this year.

The new facility is designed to meet increasing customer demand and allow for expansion of the area it covers, by adding capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery network.

The number of drivers who collect parcels from the new delivery station and deliver them to Amazon customers across the South West, will increase from more than 70 at the moment to more than 200.  When the new site is opened in the autumn, the number employees will increase to more than 30.

Cllr Kevin Blakey, East Devon District Council’s portfolio holder for the economy, said:

The new Amazon distribution centre is an important addition to the commercial development in the west end of East Devon, with over 100 new jobs created for the growing number of residents in the area. The location offers excellent connections to the major road network in the region, and I am sure this was a key factor in the decision made by one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing businesses.

I wish them great success with the new centre, for a long time to come.

Robert Viegers, Country Director of Amazon Logistics, said:

We are excited to open a new delivery station in Exeter where Amazon’s 20+ years of operational expertise, technology advancements and investment in transportation infrastructure is enabling faster delivery for customers than ever before seven days a week.