E-commerce giant Amazon India has announced the launch of its largest fulfilment centre in the country with a storage capacity of more than 2.4 million cubic feet in Bengaluru.
With this, Amazon India has increased its overall storage capacity ahead of the festive season, by 60% and now has more than 6.5 million cubic feet of storage space spread across five fulfilment centres in Karnataka.
This new expansion is expected to support over 42,000 sellers in Karnataka considering the large customer base
“Karnataka is an important region for us, and we are committed to strengthening the local economy in the state. Our focused investment in infrastructure and technology is a testament to that commitment. With the launch of our largest fulfilment centre in the country, we look forward to creating thousands 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," said Prakash Dutta, Vice President - Customer Fulfilment Operations and Supply Chain, Amazon India.
The company said that its fulfilment network is designed with state-of-the art technology, efficient building systems to minimise energy usage, and on-site and off-site solar panels to produce solar power. “Most buildings are designed to be net water zero with multiple initiatives such as rainwater collection tanks, recharge wells to replenish water into aquifers and sewage treatment plants to name a few. As an inclusive place to work, fulfilment centres are also being designed to make them accessible to people with disabilities,” the company said in a statement.
Amazon will also hire for a variety of roles in the state across its operations network, including full-time and part-time opportunities, to ramp up its fulfilment capabilities.