Amazon launched technology development centre in Gdańsk

JLL advised Amazon in this one of the biggest lease transactions in Tri-City's office market in 2014

Tri-City, 30 December 2014 – Ivona Software (an Amazon company) leased 2,700 sq m of modern office space in the Olivia Business Centre in Gdańsk. The development centre launched at the beginning of December, will be working, i.a., on Text-to-Speech solutions and software. The recruitment processes for Amazon’s new unit in Poland have begun.

Experts from JLL advised Amazon during the process of searching for the appropriate location and the negotiation of lease terms. Furthermore, JLL’s international team of engineers supported Amazon in terms of technical-architectural consultancy by coordinating the execution of works in the complex.

Magdalena Reńska, Associate Director, JLL, commented: "The superb location for employees, who will be commuting to work from different parts of Tri-City, played a crucial role during the process of looking for an appropriate space for the American giant. Amazon found good solution in a large space and the opportunity to develop on one floor. The flexibility of the landlord, specifically regarding space arrangement for our client, was also of crucial importance. It is also worth mentioning that the Amazon’s decision to launch a centre for research and development in the Tri-City shows that the region has all the necessary attributes to attract advanced services based on knowledge.”

About Amazon

Amazon opened in 1995 as an online bookstore. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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