Monday, September 13, Amazon India 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.
The launch will increase the overall storage capacity of Amazon India by 60% and now has more than 6.5 million cubic feet of storage space spread across five fulfilment centres in Karnataka.
In a statement, “Ahead of the festive season, this significant expansion in infrastructure will give over 42,000 sellers in Karnataka greater than before access to a larger customer base across the country.”
“This expansion will also create diverse and meaningful work opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds, especially for locals in the nearby regions. These will entail a variety of roles in its operations network, including full time and part-time opportunities, with opportunities available to them for training and upskilling,” the statement read.
According to Prakash Dutta, Amazon India’s Vice President of Customer Fulfilment Operations and Supply Chain, “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 of more work opportunities with competitive pay. This expansion will provide sellers with closer access to Amazon’s fulfilment offerings, and customers with faster delivery on a wider selection of products.”
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.
“I congratulate Amazon India on the launch of their new Fulfilment Centre in Bangalore, one of the largest such facilities in India. 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.” said Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister of Karnataka.