Amazon to set up warehouse centre in Hyderabad

The IT minister of Telangana requested the company to create an online market place for promoting Telangana handicrafts such as Nirmal handcrafts, Pochampalli sarees and Bidri ware.
Amazon to set up warehouse centre in Hyderabad

New Delhi: US e-commerce giant Amazon will set up a warehouse centre in Hyderabad as part of its expansion and also agreed to train MSME clusters and showcase handicrafts sourced from the state as a part of its marketplace.

Amazon global director and head of real estate and facilities John Schoettler along with a team of officials met Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao to share their  plans, said a press release.

The e-commerce company will operate from a leased facility two months ahead of the completion of the warehouse centre. Five fulfilment centres were added to the company's existing facilities in 2014, in addition to its operations in Mumbai and Bengaluru.

The state government and Amazon are scheduled to hold a joint press meet in the second week of February with full details about this warehouse centre and other initiatives.

The minister assured the company delegation that the government would extend all the incentives to the Amazon facility under the new industrial policy.

KTR requested the company to create an online market place for promoting Telangana handicrafts such as Nirmal handcrafts, Pochampalli sarees and Bidri ware.

KTR will also visit Amazon headquarters in Seattle in the second week of April on the invitation extended by the visiting delegation, the release said.

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