Amazon has officially opened its first robotics centre in the Czech Republic, a cutting-edge facility that promises to revolutionize logistics operations. Spanning across four stories and covering an impressive 190,000 square meters, the centre, known as “BRQ2,” is equipped with the latest robotic technology.
Located in the Olomouc Region near Kojetín, BRQ2 is set to be one of the Czech Republic’s most advanced logistics hubs. The opening of this centre marks a significant milestone, introducing innovative technologies that aim to simplify daily tasks for Amazon employees, ensure operational safety, and provide high-quality working conditions.
To showcase the capabilities of the facility, a special guided tour was organized for members of the media, local politicians, and other interested parties. The highlight of the tour was a mesmerizing robot performance, where several robotic units collaborated to spell out “BRQ2” on the ground.
In addition to the successful launch, the centre received high praise from esteemed guests. The Minister of Trade and Industry, along with the Olomouc Region Governor and the Mayor of Kojetín, expressed their support for the facility, recognizing it as a valuable asset not only for the region but also for the entire country.
Demonstrating their commitment to the community, Amazon donated €10,000 towards the establishment of a rescue service station near Kojetín. The cheque was received by the Governor of the Olomouc Region from Michal Šmíd, General Manager at BRQ2. In light of this investment, Šmíd emphasized Amazon’s dedication to creating up to 2,000 new permanent roles in the Czech Republic.
Since 2013, Amazon has invested over 26 billion Czech crowns in the country, with a portion of that dedicated to implementing advanced technologies. These technologies aim to enhance employee experiences, improve well-being, and promote safer work methods by minimizing the need for heavy lifting.
With the establishment of its European Advanced Technology team in 2019, Amazon has been at the forefront of technological advancements. This team has created more than 550 pieces of new technology, with over €400 million invested across various Amazon sites in Europe over the past three years.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is BRQ2?
BRQ2 is Amazon’s first robotics centre in the Czech Republic. It is a cutting-edge facility equipped with state-of-the-art robotic technology.
2. Where is BRQ2 located?
BRQ2 is located in the Olomouc Region near the town of Kojetín, Czech Republic.
3. What is the purpose of BRQ2?
BRQ2 aims to introduce the latest technologies to simplify daily tasks for Amazon employees, prioritize operational safety, and provide high-quality working conditions.
4. How has Amazon contributed to the local community?
Amazon has donated €10,000 towards establishing a rescue service station near Kojetín, demonstrating its commitment to being a good neighbor.