Now that Brno City Council has rejected Amazon’s bid to house its new distribution centre there, the chances of Slovakia welcoming the online shopping giant have been given a boost, although the company is remaining hush about its next steps.
The news that the company has abandoned its plans for Brno as the venue was announced this week by head of European operations Tim Collins, meaning Malacky or even Bratislava may come into play as potential venues, with both offering more than enough space and capacity for the new distribution centre.
An industrial zone in Malacky had already been tipped as an alternative location for the company, with good motorway and rail connections. Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the world, and already has a rapidly expanding operations centre in Bratislava.
A potential new centre in Slovakia could all just be hearsay, however, as the Ministry of Economy has apparently not received a reply from Amazon representatives about any intention to set up its centre here, according to daily Pravda.