Amazon is continuing to broaden its logistics footprint in Europe with new facilities in the UK, France and Spain, following on from recent media speculation over a new in-house delivery programme. In the UK, Amazon announced on Friday plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Bolton, north-west England, in 2018, creating 1,200 new, full-time permanent jobs. Staff will pick, pack and ship customer items such as books, toys and kitchenware. The new Bolton facility, its third in the region, will also be equipped with advanced Amazon Robotics technology to support human workers. The robots slide under a tower of shelves where products are stowed, lift it and move it through the fulfilment centre.