Amazon India doubles its storage capacity in Maharashtra to 9 million cubic feet

Amazon India doubles its storage capacity in Maharashtra to 9 million cubic feet

Amazon India today announced the expansion of its fulfilment network in Maharashtra with the launch of two new Fulfilment Centers (FC) in Mumbai and Pune, along with the expansion of an existing FC in Mumbai.

“The building in Mumbai will be a specialized fulfilment centre that will house products exclusively from the large appliances and furniture category. This infrastructure expansion will more than double Amazon’s overall storage capacity in the State with a total of 10 FCs offering more than 9 million cubic feet of storage capacity,” said the company in a statement.

Amazon expects that the boost in its infulfilment capabilities will benefit over 1 lakh sellers and help offer customers a wider selection of products and faster deliveries. “The investment will create work opportunities. Hiring for these roles is already underway and will entail a variety of roles in its operations network, including full time and part time positions, with opportunities available for training and upskilling,” the statement said.

“Maharashtra has always been an important State for us, and the expansion reiterates our commitment to strengthen the local economy. This development will enable Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the State to expand their geographical reach and create unmatched opportunities for new businesses. Through each of our expansions, our focus is to offer our customers a wider variety of choices, faster deliveries, and a delightful shopping experience” said Prakash Dutta, Vice President, Customer Fulfilment Operations, Amazon India.

The company said that Maharashtra is a part of Amazon India’s plans to increase its fulfilment network and storage capacity by close to 40% across the country in 2021. “Maharashtra has a significant Amazon fulfilment infrastructure and delivery network with a total of 10 fulfilment centres spread across 2 million square feet, 7 sort centres with more than 6 lakh square feet of sortation area, with an additional 200 Amazon owned and delivery service partner stations and thousands of ‘I Have Space’ (IHS) stores for its last mile network,” the statement said.

Amazon India has over 60 FCs in the country with more than 43 million cubic feet of storage capacity.

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