Hyderabad: Amazon India expanded its fulfilment network in Telangana with the launch of a new specialised Fulfilment Centre (FC) in Hyderabad and expansion of an existing centre.
The new FC will offer more than six lakh cubic feet of storage capacity, housing a wider selection of products from the large appliances and furniture category.
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 in the State whilst ensuring seamless and faster deliveries to customers.
This expansion also marks an increase in Amazon India’s infrastructure footprint in Telangana, which now will offer a floor area of close to one million square feet and storage capacity of more than five million cubic feet.
The new specialised FCs will house tens of thousands of products such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines and televisions as well as 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 large 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 provide an impetus to ancillary businesses across the State.”
K T 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 will complement our ongoing efforts to build a stronger economic ecosystem and create diversified job opportunities for the local youth.”
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Amazon India; together, we are confident that this development will enable us to get more people back to work, and steer a path to a strong recovery after the pandemic,” KTR added.
The expansion in Telangana is a part of Amazon India’s plans to increase its national storage capability by close to 40 per cent in 2021.