Ecommerce giant Amazon India today announced the launch of its largest fulfillment centre in Bengaluru with a storage capacity of more than 2.4 million cubic feet to support over 42,000 sellers in the state.
With this, Amazon India has increased its overall storage capacity by 60% and now has more than 6.5 million cubic feet of storage space spread across 5 fulfillment centres.
According to the company, The expansion in supply chain infrastructure will provide support to over 42,000 sellers in the state which is greater than before access to a larger customer base across the country.
Apart from this The expansion will also create diverse and meaningful work opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds, especially for locals in the nearby regions.
“With the launch of our largest fulfilment centre in the country, we look forward to creating thousands more of work opportunities with competitive pay”
Vice President, Customer Fulfilment Operations & Supply Chain, Amazon India.
"With the launch of our largest fulfillment centre in the country, we look forward to creating thousands of more work opportunities with competitive pay. This expansion will provide sellers with closer access to Amazon’s fulfillment offerings, and customers with faster delivery on a wider selection of products,” Prakash adds in a statement.
Last week, Amazon had announced the launch of its 7th fulfillment centre in Gurgram (Haryana) with a storage capacity of close to 2 million cubic feet. The expansion in its supply chain infrastructure is a part of the company’s plans to expand its pan-India fulfillment network to provide a total storage capacity of 43 million cubic feet to its sellers, across India in 2021.
“I congratulate Amazon India on the launch of their new Fulfilment Centre in Bangalore, one of the largest such facilities in India," Basavaraj Bommai, CM of Karnataka said. "The Fulfilment Centre will create more job opportunities for local youth, enable the MSMEs, artisans, and startups to sell their “Made in Karnataka” products all over India and the world, and further boost ancillary businesses in the state," he said.
“We look forward to continued investments from Amazon in Karnataka to promote small businesses, artisans, weavers, micro-entrepreneurs especially in tier-2 cities and beyond, leveraging new age technology, providing market insights and integrating them with national and global supply chains,” he added.
The company further said that its fulfillment network is designed with state-of-the-art technology, efficient building systems to minimize energy usage, and on-site and off-site solar panels to produce solar power.
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