Ecommerce giant Amazon India has signed a deal with GMR Hyderabad Airport City to expand its largest fulfilment centre in Hyderabad to empower small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and enable fast delivery in the region.
“With the further expansion of our largest fulfilment centre in India, we are excited to create many more hundreds of skilled jobs in the region and empower thousands of local sellers to use the local infrastructure thus helping them save capital and grow,” said Akhil Saxena, vice president, customer fulfilment - Asia, Amazon.
The existing fulfilment centre is spread across 400,000 square feet, an official statement said, which added that the centre will now be expanded by 180,000 square feet.
Amazon will now have more than three fulfilment centres in Hyderabad with a total processing area of more than 850,000 square feet, the statement added.
“There is no better testament than this expansion to our commitment to quality and high standards of execution,” said Aman Kapoor, chief executive officer, GMR Airport Land Development, GMR Group.b“We hope Amazon continues to grow and thrive at Hyderabad Airport City. This agreement firmly establishes us as one of the most reliable Grade-A warehouse developers.”
GMR is an infrastructural company founded in 1978 by Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao and handles projects across airports, energy, transportation and urban infrastructure.
In June, Amazon had invested Rs 2,900 crore ($417.5 million then) in its Indian unit, six months after it had invested Rs 2,200 crore in December.
In March, the company had introduced a QR-code-based facility for product discovery and payments at offline stores amid efforts to increase adoption of its digital wallet Amazon Pay.