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Amazon India opens its 41st fulfilment centre in Hyderabad

Amazon India has opened its 41st fulfilment centre (FC) in Hyderabad as it increases its capacity for the upcoming festive season. The company says that the new FC is its largest in the country with covers over 400,000 sq ft with close to 2.10 million cubic ft and is located in Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, as reported by Moneycontrol.

Note that Amazon has four other FCs in the state. The company is doubling its storage capacity in the country by setting up seven new fulfillment centres by the end of the current quarter (Q2 2017). The new fulfillment centres will be set up in Telangana, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, and are likely to be allocated for larger appliances and furniture, as indicated by Amazon India’s VP of customer fulfillment, Akhil Saxena to TOI.

Last year, Amazon India had opened six fulfillment centres in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur to expand its services. At the time it had mentioned that 80% of sellers in India used its fulfillment services. In all, the company has increased its fulfillment capacity for sellers by 26% this year.

Amazon Pantry

The new FC will also be piloting Amazon Pantry bulk packs for monthly and weekly grocery. The company has been steadily expanding its grocery and household item delivery service. Pantry has expanded to 7 more cities to now be available for a total of 34 cities. The service was launched in July last year in Hyderabad, by the end of January 2017 it had expanded to 14 cities, and over the next three months till May 2017 it had spread the service to 13 more cities.

Expansion of logistics

In June, Amazon India’s logistics arm Amazon Transportation Services (ATS) got an infusion Rs 207 crore from Singapore-based Amazon Corporate Holdings and Amazon Malaysia. It also received Rs 67 crore from the parent company in September 2016.

Menawhile, ATS is looking to get another Rs 400 crore infusion from the parent company to expand its logistics footprint in the country, reports ET.  Filings from the registrar of companies showed that it has got board approval to increase its authorized share capital.

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