Amazon To Build Robots In New $40 Million Boston Area Plant
If robots are the future, many of them will be new New England made. No word if they'll like Aerosmith, Mark Wahlberg movies, or carry a thick accent.
According to TechCrunch.com, Amazon is planning a giant $40 million, 350,000-square-
foot robotics innovation hub just outside of Boston. The new facility will bring 200 technology and advanced manufacturing jobs to Westborough. The city is about 30 miles west of Boston.
Tye Brady, chief technologist at Amazon Robitics is ecstatic, telling Tech Crunch "This will be a world-class facility, where our teams can design, build, program and ship our robots — all under the same roof. This expansion will allow us to continue to innovate quickly and improve delivery speed for customers around the world.”
While a much discussed and lobbied HQ2 never panned out at Suffolk Downs, Amazon has continued to consider the Bay State high on their priority list. According to data supplied by the company, they have pumped nearly $3 billion into Massachusetts, and have created 4,000 jobs.