Update On :13 June 2015
Amazon is on a shopping spree in Telangana! After setting up its largest Indian fulfilment centre (FC) in the state, the global e-commerce giant is now planning its second FC in Telangana. The good news is that the proposed FC will be larger than the existing one, Telangana IT and panchayat raj minister KT Rama Rao said on the sidelines of the inauguration of Amazon's biggest FC in Kothur, Mahbubnagar district.
KT Ram Rao said that during his Seattle visit last month, he had invited Amazon's web services team to evaluate options of setting up its data centre in the state. We have requested Amazon to set up a data centre in Hyderabad. A delegation from the US is expected to pay a visit to Hyderabad pretty soon, and we are hopeful of receiving a positive response, KTR said.
This apart, Amazon is also set to commence work on building its largest campus outside US in Hyderabad shortly, he added. Without specifying the investment in the upcoming campus, he pointed out that the state government has already allotted 10 acre land in the Nanakramguda area near Gachibowli. As the company has recently got clearances from the MoEF (Ministry of Environment & Forests), the work on building its facility will commence shortly, he added.
Interestingly, the development comes close on the heels of announcement made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who had visited India last year, that the e-commerce giant will be investing $2billion in Indian operations.
Meanwhile, speaking about its FC that was inaugurated, Amazon India director (operations) Akhil Saxena, said this FC constituted the largest ever investment in infrastructure made by Amazon in any single state in the country.
The FC spread over 2.8 lakh sq ft facility will help thousands of small and medium businesses in Telangana and the nearby region by empowering them to gain access to and service customers across the country at significantly low operating costs, he said. He added that it will also enable faster and quicker delivery of products to Amazon.in customers in the region, he added.
According to the company, hundreds of sellers have already registered at the facility and many of them have started inbounding their products at the facility. Amazon now has 11 FCs operational across eight states in India covering a total of over one million square feet space with a storage capacity of over 2.5 million cubic feet.
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