Amazon.in expands its Sort Centre network in India, launches first Sort Center in Vijayawada
Amazon launches new sort centres this year in Vijayawada, Ranchi, Goa and Siliguri
Expansion enables Amazon customers from the region to receive faster delivery of their orders
Vijayawada, June 20, 2019: Amazon.in today announced the launch of its first Sort Centre (SC) in Vijayawada. The new Sort Center with a processing area of 25,000 sq. ft. will enable Amazon customers in the region to receive faster delivery of their orders. Along with the launch of this Sort Center in Vijayawada, Amazon.in has added 3 more sites in Goa, Ranchi and Siliguri, while also expanding its existing network to support the increased customer demand from these regions. Amazon is investing in building infrastructure to match its rapidly expanding business in the country.
With this expansion, Amazon.in has increased its processing capacity for sortation of customer packages from 1 million square feet in 2018 to 1.5 million square feet spread across 19 States in readiness for the upcoming festive season, thus creating opportunities for thousands of jobs across its sort centre network.
The sort centre network plays an integral role in building connectivity and increasing speed of transportation between Amazon’s fulfilment centres and last mile delivery network. The company has invested in technology & innovation in this network with the introduction of Sort Slides & Auto Sorters. Sort Slides allow easy classification, identification and sortation of packages. Auto Sorters are completely automated machines that perform end to end sorting of packages. The investment in automation has helped Amazon India build over 30% efficiency in the sortation process.
“We believe customers, no matter where they are located, value fast & reliable delivery. In line with our vision of making ecommerce a part of everyday life, we are consistently investing in our infrastructure and delivery network, to provide a superior experience to both customers and sellers. The launch of our Sort Center in Vijayawada is a testament to our commitment to long term investment in infrastructure and technology in Andhra Pradesh that will help create hundreds of new jobs, and bring economic growth in the region” explained Abhinav Singh, Director, Middle Mile Transportation, Amazon India.
In its continued endeavor to create skilled opportunities for the youth in the region, the growth of this infrastructure will generate work opportunities for hundreds of people who gain technological and operational skills to be successful, well aligned to the government initiatives of Skill India and Digital India.
Amazon’s commitment to Andhra Pradesh
• 1 fulfilment center in Vijayawada with more than 20,000 cubic feet of storage space
• 1 sort center in Vijayawada with 25,000 square feet of processing capacity
• Close to 90 Amazon owned and Service Partner delivery stations in the State
• More than 300 ‘I Have Space’ stores in Andhra Pradesh
• 8500 sellers in the State
• Top 5 categories – Smartphones, large appliances, fashion, consumer electronics and consumables
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