With Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) warehouse logistics division expanding into more than half a dozen new locations in California and Florida, it’s also expanding into its second home in Los Angeles.
With its third-largest warehouse in Los Feliz, the Los Angeles-based logistics company is eyeing the state’s biggest market for warehousing and moving logistics.
Amazon plans to start selling some products at a third of its current distribution centers in Southern California and Los Angeles County by the end of 2018.
Amazon has not said whether it plans to move its operations to Los Felidas, though the company said in a filing this month that it has plans to expand its Los Angeles warehouses.
The Los Angeles warehouse would be the second of its kind in the United States, after one opened in Florida in 2016.
Amazon’s warehouse operations are among the largest in the world, and the company expects to grow to more than 5,000 facilities by 2025.
In a statement to The Washington Post, Amazon said it has “been working closely with local partners for several years to provide more efficient and efficient logistics solutions and to bring our products to the market faster.”
Amazon’s expansion in Southern states follows the launch of a new warehouse in Austin, Texas, earlier this month.
Amazon is also investing in a logistics company in South Carolina to provide additional distribution centers and increase the number of products available in its warehouses.
That business is now operational.
Amazon said the Austin-based company, called Tractor Supply, will have about 1,000 employees in addition to the current 1,200 in Los Pinos and 2,000 in the Los Felids.
The Austin warehouse is set to be operational by the middle of the year, according to Amazon.
The company said it plans a fourth Los Angeles location by the time it finishes building a fifth Los Angeles facility in 2019.
The San Francisco-based Amazon said its Los Pino warehouse would have 500 employees.
Amazon expects to start shipping to more customers in Southern and Southern California by the early 2020s, and it expects to expand beyond the region by 2027, said Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, in a statement.
Amazon could move its Los Felis warehousing operations to another U.S. city by the 2020s.
The Washington-based grocery delivery company is currently focused on delivering products to customers in New York and New Jersey.
In June, Amazon announced plans to open a second fulfillment center in the South Carolina city of Spartanburg.
Amazon already has warehouses in the Georgia and Florida markets.
The Seattle-based firm opened its first California facility in the state in May, and by the summer, it had opened an additional facility in Atlanta.
Amazon was also considering opening a second warehouse in North Carolina, said Bezos.
In October, Amazon opened a new fulfillment center and a new logistics center in Austin.
The logistics company has opened two warehouses in Seattle and Austin, and Bezos has also said Amazon plans additional facilities in Southern Virginia, Florida, and Georgia.
Amazon and its warehouses have been on a hiring spree, with employees working in the warehouse space increasing from 1,100 in August 2018 to 2,600 in December.
Amazon employs about 5,200 people in the U.K., the U, and Mexico.
Amazon also is expanding its logistics operations in California, adding more distribution centers, a warehouse that it plans for expansion in New Jersey and a fulfillment center it is building in New Mexico.