Amazon India today announced the launch of its largest Fulfilment Centre(FC) in the country with a storage capacity of more than 2.4 million cubic feet in the city of Bangalore.
With this launch, in the State of Karnataka, Amazon India has increased its overall storage capacity by 60% and now, has more than 6.5 million cubic feet of storage space spread across 5 fulfilment centres. Ahead of the festive season, this significant expansion in infrastructure will give over42,000 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.
Buildings across Amazon India’s fulfilment network are designed with state-of-the-art technology, efficient building systems to minimize 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 expansion is a part of the company’s plans to expand its pan-India fulfilment network to provide a total storage capacity of 43 million cubic feet to its sellers, across India in 2021. Amazon has created one of the most advanced fulfilment networks, and sellers in India have been benefitting from Amazon’s expertise in fulfilment, reliable nationwide delivery, and customer service.