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Amazon subsidiary to open office in Denmark

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Amazon subsidiary to open office in Denmark
An Amazon workplace in Seattle, United States. Photo: Elaine Thompson/Ritzau Scanpix
11:52 CEST+02:00
Global online retail behemoth Amazon is set to arrive in Denmark in the form of its subsidiary company Amazon Web Services, which will open an office in Copenhagen.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, enabling them to place data and systems on Amazon’s servers.

The Amazon subsidiary has rented space in Copenhagen’s Codan Building, located by Sankt Jørgen Lake in the Vesterbro district, Ritzau reports.

“We are looking forward to creating new jobs and investing in different areas from our new office in Copenhagen,” AWS’ Scandinavian director Guido Bartels wrote in a press statement.

“Denmark has a potential far greater than the country’s size, both in terms of its highly qualified talent reserve and the many interesting companies of all kinds,” Bartels wrote according to Ritzau.

Current customers of AWS include Spotify and Netflix, as well as authorities such as the CIA.

The service provider is also already used by major Danish companies including Ørsted and Maersk Oil.

Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen spoke enthusiastically of the company’s decision to establish itself in Denmark.

“I am very pleased that Amazon Web Services has decided to open an office in Denmark. Amazon is one of the world’s largest technology companies, and Denmark represents a growing market for their cloud services,” Samuelsen said in a press statement.

“Their announcement confirms Denmark’s position as a digital frontrunner and an attractive place to invest,” the minister added.

Rumours of Amazon’s arrival in Scandinavia have abound for some time, though these have been primarily concerned with the company’s primary business – online retail.

The company, started by Jeff Bezos in 1994, has an astronomical market value of 764.4 billion dollars and registered a turnover of 178 billion dollars in 2017.

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