Amazon's €10B Investment in Germany

Amazon's €10B Investment in Germany

Elena Schmidt
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Amazon Announces €10 Billion Investment in Germany, Focused on AWS Cloud Expansion

Amazon made a significant announcement today, revealing a massive €10 billion investment in Germany. The majority of this investment, totaling €8.8 billion, will be dedicated to expanding Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure in Frankfurt by 2026. This strategic move is expected to have far-reaching implications for both Amazon and the German economy.

Key Takeaways

  • With the bulk of the investment allocated to expanding AWS cloud infrastructure, Amazon aims to create 4,000 new jobs and contribute €15.4 billion to Germany’s GDP.
  • Three new fulfillment centers, set to open this year in Horn-Bad Meinberg, Erfurt, and Großenkneten, will significantly bolster Amazon's operational capacity in the country.
  • The strategic partnership between Just Eat and Amazon Prime will provide fee-free delivery for Prime members in Germany, Austria, and Spain, enhancing customer experience and widening market access.
  • Amazon's total investment in Germany since 2010 exceeds €77 billion, positively impacting the country's economy and job market.
  • AWS plans to support an average of 15,200 full-time jobs annually in the local supply chain.


Amazon's focused investment in Germany reflects its commitment to enhancing its global cloud and logistics capabilities in the face of increasing competition from tech giants. The partnership with Just Eat and the dedication to research and development underscore Amazon’s multifaceted approach to market expansion. This move not only contributes to the local economy but also positions Amazon for sustained technological leadership and economic influence in Europe.

Did You Know?

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services): A subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms, enabling users to access virtual clusters of computers via the Internet.
  • Just Eat An online food ordering and delivery platform, now collaborating with Amazon Prime to offer fee-free delivery, thereby expanding its customer base.
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product): A measure of the market value of all goods and services produced within a country, serving as a crucial indicator of economic well-being.

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