Ecommerce giant Amazon India today announced the expansion of its fulfillment network in Telangana with the launch of a new 5th fulfillment centre in the state. The company also announced the expansion of an existing fulfillment centre.
According to a release, The new fulfillment centre based in Hyderabad will have more than 6 lakh cubic feet of storage capacity, housing a wider selection of products from the large appliances and furniture category. Further, the new centre will be spread over 2 lakh square feet of floor area and will benefit more than 35,000 sellers in the state with access to a larger customer base in its online marketplace, the company said.
Additionally, This expansion will contribute in creating direct and indirect job opportunities in the state and ensuring seamless and faster product deliveries to customers, the company adds.
With this expansion, Amazon India's total footprint in the state marks close to 1 million square feet and a total storage capacity of more than 5 million cubic feet. Apart from its fulfillment centres, The company also operates two large sorts centres in the state with more than 100,000 square feet of the processing area.
Speaking on the development, Abhinav Singh, Director, Amazon Transportation Services, Amazon India, said:
"Hyderabad’s proximity to cities and towns around the region makes it a strategic location for our infrastructure expansion. The expanded infrastructure will help us meet our customers growing demand for large appliances and furniture while empowering small and medium businesses across the State."
Shri K T Rama Rao, Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology from the Government of Telangana said:
“Amazon India’s significant investment in Telangana is a testament to the State’s appeal as a business and innovation hub. Investments like this will complement our ongoing efforts to build a stronger economic ecosystem and create diversified job opportunities for the local youth."
"We look forward to continuing our partnership with Amazon India; together, we are confident that this development will enable us to get more people back to work and steer a path to a strong recovery after the pandemic," he adds.
Prior to this, The company had launched two fulfillment centres in Telangana in September 2020, making its total storage capacity of more than 4.5 million cubic feet. The development is a part of Amazon India’s plans to increase its national storage capability by close to 40%, in 2021.