Ama­zon.in opens Largest Ful­fil­ment Cen­tre in In­dia

The DQWeek (Chennai) - - NATION - DQW NEWS BUREAU Hy­der­abad

Ama­zon .in an­nounced the ex­pan­sion of its in­fra­struc­ture foot­print open­ing its largest ful­fill­ment cen­ter in In­dia with the view to en­hance cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence just ahead of the fes­tive sea­son. Cov­er­ing over 400,000 square feet with close to 2.1 mil­lion cu­bic feet of stor­age space, the cen­ter sit­u­ated in Shamshabad near Hy­der­abad is the 5th ful­fill­ment cen­ter in Te­lan­gana and the largest in In­dia. Ama­zon has ramped up stor­age ca­pac­ity to 3.2 mil­lion cu­bic feet in Te­lan­gana to en­able faster de­liv­er­ies to cus­tomers in the re­gion.

On the oc­ca­sion of the launch, Honor­ableMin­is­ter of IT, Mu­nic­i­pal Ad­min­is­tra­tion & Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, In­dus­tries & Com­merce, Pub­lic En­ter­prises, Sugar, Mines & Ge­ol­ogy, NRI Af­fairs, Gov­ern­ment of Te­lan­gana, K. T. Rama Rao said, “Ama­zon In­dia’s lat­est in­vest­ment with the launch of their 5th Ful­fill­ment Cen­tre in Te­lan­gana, here in Shamshabad, Te­lan­gana ev­i­dently sig­ni­fies the grow­ing in­ter­est of large global en­ter­prises in the state. The FC will en­able thou­sands of small &medium busi­nesses sell­ing lo­cally cre­ated prod­ucts such as ap­par­els, hand­looms & hand­i­craft to ser­vice cus­tomers seam­lessly across the coun­try & the globe. It will also fuel the growth of an­cil­lary busi­nesses such as pack­ag­ing, trans­porta­tion, lo­gis­tics, and hos­pi­tal­ity across the state. We are com­mit­ted to en­abling the ease of do­ing busi­ness and en­abling com­pa­nies like Ama­zon.in to ex­pand their pres­ence in Te­lan­gana.”

“Our vi­sion is to trans­form the way In­dia buys and sells. At Ama­zon, we have been con­sis­tently in­vest­ing in our in­fra­struc­ture and de­liv­ery net­work, so we can in­crease our speed of de­liv­ery and pro­vide a su­pe­rior ex­pe­ri­ence to both – cus­tomers and sellers. With the launch of our largest ful­fill­ment cen­ter here in Te­lan­gana, we strongly be­lieve that we will be able to bet­ter serve our cus­tomers with one-day & two-day de­liv­ery. The FC will en­able sellers to use lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture, save cap­i­tal and help them grow their busi­nesses.” said Akhil Saxena, Vice Pres­i­dent, In­dia Cus­tomer Ful­fil­ment, Ama­zon In­dia.

“Our Ful­fil­ment Cen­tre will work closely with lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, cre­ate nu­mer­ous skilling and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for thou­sands of youth. We con­tinue to work with sellers in Te­lan­gana pro­vid­ing them with a mar­ket­place to sell their prod­ucts to mil­lions of cus­tomers and scale their busi­ness to greater heights. With more than 10,000 sellers in Te­lan­gana, the se­lec­tion of­fered by sellers in the state for im­me­di­ate de­liv­ery has grown more than 120% this year as com­pared to last year.” Akhil added.

K. T. Rama Rao , Honor­ableMin­is­ter of IT, Mu­nic­i­pal Ad­min­is­tra­tion & Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, In­dus­tries & Com­merce, Pub­lic En­ter­prises, Sugar, Mines & Ge­ol­ogy, NRI Af­fairs, Gov­ern­ment of Te­lan­gana with Akhil Saxena, Vice Pres­i­dent, In­dia Cus­tomer Ful­fil­ment, Ama­zon In­dia

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