Amazon India has opened 11 new warehouses, strengthening its fulfilment centres network in India. The move expands nine existing facilities and will result in a close to a 40 percent increase in storage capacity ahead of the upcoming festive season.
These newly-launched fulfilment centres are located across states like Maharashtra, Bihar, Gujarat, Assam, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. The centres are designed to deliver a smarter, faster, and more consistent experience for its customers and sellers across the country.
Amazon India said in a statement, "Some of these new FCs will be operational ahead of Prime Day 2021 and all-new FCs will be operational before the festive season, enabling customers to have what they need to be delivered at their doorstep."
Unlike traditional warehouses, fulfilment centres are equipped with highly automated pick, pack and shipping processes to facilitate safe and timely processing of orders.
Amazon India said that it has more than 60 FCs and over 25 specialized sites dedicated to Amazon Fresh selection for daily essentials and groceries across the country with this expansion.
"With this expansion, Amazon India will have more than 43 million cubic feet of storage capacity across 15 states, supporting around 8.5 lakh sellers across India. The expansion is in line with Amazon India's continued efforts to heavily invest in the country and create tens of thousands of direct and indirect work opportunities," the statement added.
The company's overall fulfilment network will be spread across a floor area of more than 10 million sq ft, which is over the land size of 125 football fields.
Akhil Saxena, Vice President (Customer Fulfilment Operations), APAC, MENA and LATAM at Amazon, said, "The rapid expansion of our fulfilment network accelerates our commitment to serve and empower small and medium businesses in India and customers. With the increased storage capacity of 43 million cubic feet, we will continue to seamlessly cater to the growing demand of our customers, while offering a better experience with a wider selection and faster delivery."