Amazon is set to open a new delivery station in Redruth this summer, creating 20 permanent jobs.

Packages will be shipped to the delivery station in Parc Erissey Industrial Estate from Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres and loaded onto vehicles to get delivered to customers.

Amazon says it will create around 20 new jobs at the 4,000 square metre delivery station. In addition, it will work with independent delivery companies who will hire 80 drivers to collect parcels from the delivery station and deliver them to Amazon customers in Cornwall.

Redruth town mayor, Councillor Deborah Reevem said: “This is an excellent show of confidence in the Redruth economy. We welcome the investment into our community and the employment opportunities that this will create.”

Kerry-Anne Lawlor, country director for Amazon Logistics, added: “We are excited to open a delivery station in Redruth where Amazon’s 20+ years of operational expertise, technology advancements and investment in transportation infrastructure is enabling faster delivery for customers than ever before seven days a week.”