Flipkart opens two new fulfilment centres in Haryana

Flipkart opens two new fulfilment centres in Haryana
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14 Jan, 2020

Walmart-owned Flipkart has unveiled two new fulfilment centres in Farrukhnagar, Haryana, as the company aims to strengthen its supply chain infrastructure.

The fulfilment centres (FCs) are spread across nine lakh square feet and will help the company in scaling up its supply chain infrastructure in North India, the Bengaluru headquartered company said in a statement.

The additions will also boost Flipkart's ability to support the delivery and supply chain logistics of large and non-large products (furniture and large appliances). 

Flipkart claimed that it currently employs about 10,000 people in the state and the new centres are expected to create some 5,000 more jobs. It has partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation’s Logistics Skill Sector Council, to provide training on supply chain and delivery.

With the two new centres, Flipkart now has 12 assets in Haryana, including supply chain infrastructure for large appliances, non-large, grocery, and furniture. 

The assets are spread across Binola, Bilaspur and Luhari and Ballabgarh, in Haryana, the company added.

“Today we have one of the strongest supply chain networks in the country, making over 40 million deliveries every month and employ more than 120,000 people across the country. With the addition of these two facilities, we are further strengthening our supply chain and building capabilities to enable a strong ecosystem for MSMEs, local manufacturers and in the process create quality local jobs,” said Amitesh Jha, SVP, Flipkart.

The ecommerce giant is expanding its operations and has adopted security measures to iron out its pain points. The company recently tightened its return policy due to rising fraud on the platform.

Earlier this month, it launched VSC (Visa Safe Click), powered by payments technology company Visa. The new payment solution will enable the e-commerce platform to deploy India’s first in-app device-based network authentication solution.