In its spree of becoming the leading online marketplace of India, Amazon has added one more armory in its kitty. The US based firm has recently launched its largest fulfilment centre in Sonipat, Haryana. Located around 50 km from the national capital region, the centre is spread over an area of 200,000 sq/ft.
Sharing the details of the centre, Akhil Saxena, Vice-President, Customer Fulfilment centres, Amazon said that the new fulfilment centre of about 200,000 sq ft would help the e-tailer to fulfil orders from Delhi and surrounding areas of Haryana within 24 hours.
The US e-commerce titan, that started its India operation in June 2013 with one fulfilment centre in Bhiwandi in Haryana, today boasts of 22 such centres across 10 Indian states. The US e-tailer earlier stated that the company is on the move to expand its infrastructure in India and it will be adding another six fulfillment centres to its existing list, hence taking the total to 27 centres. The company has speed up its operations to be well prepared before the festive season strikes the country’s calendar. Last month, Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos announced $3 billion additional investment in the company's Indian business, boosting the total investment into India since 2014 to $5 billion.
With this launch, Amazon now have a mammoth operation storage area of 2.5 million sq/ft. Company has already opened such centres in other states of the country including Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal.