Amazon India launches fifth fulfilment center in Telangana
Amazon India expanded its fulfilment network in Telangana by launching a new specialised Fulfilment Centre (FC) in Hyderabad and expanding an existing centre.
The new FC will offer quite six lakh cubic feet of storage capacity, housing a wider selection of huge appliances and furniture products. It is spread over two lakh square feet of floor area, the new FC will benefit more than 35,000 sellers in the State with access to a larger customer base.
This expansion will contribute to providing direct and indirect jobs within the State whilst ensuring seamless and faster deliveries to customers.
This expansion also marks a hike in Amazon India’s infrastructure footprint in Telangana, which now will offer a floor area on the brink of a million square feet and a storage capacity of more than five million cubic feet.
The new specialised FCs will house thousands of products such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines and televisions, and products from the furniture category ahead of the upcoming festive season.
Abhinav Singh, director, Amazon Transportation Services, Amazon India, said “Hyderabad’s proximity to cities and towns around the region makes it a strategic location for our infrastructure expansion. The expanded infrastructure will help us meet our customers’ growing demand for giant appliances and furniture while empowering small and medium businesses across the State. Our continued investment in Telangana will have a multiplier impact on the local economy and supply an impetus to ancillary businesses across the State.”
KT Rama Rao, Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology from the Government of Telangana said, “Amazon India’s significant investment in Telangana is a testament to the State’s appeal as a business and innovation hub. Investments like this may complement our ongoing efforts to create a stronger economic ecosystem and make diversified job opportunities for the local youth.”
“We anticipate continuing our partnership with Amazon India; together, we are confident that this development will enable us to urge more people back to figure and steer a path to a robust recovery after the pandemic,” KTR added.
The expansion in Telangana is a part of Amazon India’s plans to extend its national storage capability by on the brink of 40%, in 2021. Amazon has created one among the foremost advanced fulfilment networks and sellers in India are taking advantage of Amazon’s expertise in fulfilment, reliable nationwide delivery, and customer service. When using Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA), sellers across India send their products to Amazon’s FCs and once an order is placed, Amazon picks, packs and ships the order to the customer, provides customer service and manages returns on behalf of the sellers.
Amazon India’s Operations presence in Telangana includes:
- 2 Sort Centres within the State with quite 100,000 sq. ft. of the processing area.
- Thousands of ‘I Have Space’ (IHS) stores in Telangana.
- More than 35,000 sellers in Telangana.
- Top categories include large appliances, consumer electronics, fashion, smartphones, and groceries.
- A strong delivery network with on the brink of 65 Amazon-owned and repair Partner delivery stations within the State
- 5 Fulfilment centres with quite 5 million cubic feet of space for storing.
Amazon India places tremendous value and focuses on the well-being and safety of its people across its fulfilment network as everyone faces the challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the company announced the completion of more than 150,000 vaccinations for its associates, employees and their dependents in its ongoing on-site vaccination events.