On Monday, the E-commerce company Amazon India declared its largest fulfilment centre in the country with a storage capacity of more than 2.4 million cubic feet in Bengaluru. The launch as resulted in an increase in the overall storage capacity of amazon India by 60 percent and own more than 6.5 million cubic feet of storage space spread across five fulfilment centres in Karnataka.
“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,” Amazon India said in a statement. With this expansion individuals from any background can get multiple and significant work opportunities, which will involve many different roles in its operations network, including both part-time and full-time opportunities with opportunities available to them for training and upskilling.
“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,” said Prakash Dutta, vice president, customer fulfilment operations and supply chain, Amazon India.
“The company buildings are being designed to be net water zero with numerous advantages like rainwater collection tanks, recharge wells to replenish water into aquifers and sewage treatment plants, along with this, people with disabilities can also work as the fulfilment centres are designed to make them accessible to work,” said the company.
Basavaraj Bommai, chief minister of Karnataka said, “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.”