York Chapter

Tour an Amazon Fulfilment Centre

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019, 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Location: Amazon Fulfilment Centre, 8050 Heritage Road, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0C9

Registration: https://peoyork2019-amazon-tour.eventbrite.com

Event Information:
Tour an Amazon Fulfillment Centre! See the magic that happens after you click ‘buy’ on Amazon.ca by touring their first Canadian automated facility and seeing first-hand how they deliver to their customers. Tens of thousands of items leave this fulfillment centre each day – and for those who use Prime delivery in the GTA, they get their packages at their door mere hours later.

Amazon Fulfilment Centre (Image source: Amazon.ca)

The automated Brampton centre is an 855,000 square feet, four-storey building that opened in 2016. With a couple hundred robots, each of these nine-foot automated “Amazon Robotics Drive Units” (capable of carrying up to 700 lbs) scan QR codes to detect their path and move in different directions within a grid. Using built-in sensor technology, the robots don’t crash into each other, even though they’re moving at 8 km/h. See them in action and how they work with Amazon employees to fulfill online orders.

This 1 hour tour will allow you to see how products are stowed, picked, packed, scanned, labelled and shipped- all using automation, computer and mechanical engineering that has products travelling along a 10 km long conveyer belt with optimized systems that maximize efficiency and reduce time.

Note: Amazon does not charge for tours. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund and enhance Chapter activities. PEO York Chapter is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.


Program Committee
PEO York Chapter