Amazon India announced the latest new developments to its fulfilment network in India, with 10 new Fulfilment Centers. With this move, Amazon India now have 60 Fulfilment centres in 15 states. This expansion increases Amazon India’s warehousing capacity by 20% to 32 million cubic feet, with a total floor area of 8 million square feet.
The new additions include the specialised network of FCs for large appliances and furniture category and receive centres.
“The increase in storage capacity is in line with our long-term commitment to invest in India With the expanded network of more than 60 fulfilment centres, we look forward to creating thousands of job opportunities with competitive pay,” said Akhil Saxena, VP, Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM, Amazon India.
“Our investment in infrastructure and technology is to provide sellers with closer access to Amazon’s fulfilment offerings, customers with faster delivery on a wider selection of products and help ancillary businesses such as packaging, transportation and logistics”. He added.
Applauding the move, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog said “In these challenging times and in post-COVID-19 era, E-commerce will be a key driver of India’s growth and job creation. Physical procurement will give way to digital transactions. India is still at the beginning of its E-commerce revolution. As this segment grows and expands Amazon should provide safe access to products for the people of India, work closely with our Kirana stores so that they also benefit from the expansion of market and support industries such as packaging, trucking and construction. All these will have a significant multiplier impact on India’s economy. I am happy to see the continued investment Amazon is making to infrastructure in India on a regular basis. I am also glad that it is providing market access to our MSME’s, craftsmen and artisans”.
Amazon India will set up the centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Patna, Lucknow, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ludhiana and Ahmedabad. The company also plans to expand seven of its existing fulfilment centres.
Flipkart too announced an expansion to their B2B presence in India.