Flipkart says new fulfilment centre in Bengal will create 11,000 jobs!! Details Here;The facility would help Walmart’s company compete against Amazon, Reliance’s JioMart, and Tata’s BigBasket.More than 11,000 jobs will be created at the tech-enabled Flipkart plant, which will also serve 20,000 merchants from the state and the North-East area.
Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company, unveiled India’s largest “fulfilment centre” in Haringhata, West Bengal, on Thursday, claiming that the facility will create jobs and boost entrepreneurship in the region.Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee (virtually) inaugurated it during the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS).
“It gives me great pleasure that West Bengal will now be home to one of the country’s largest fulfilment centres, as India’s e-commerce logistics industry moves forward with the opening of Flipkart’s state-of-the-art futuristic fulfilment centre in Haringhata,”
According to Walmart-owned Flipkart,
The “Big Box” facility includes an integrated supply chain management system that spans 110 acres. Flipkart will be able to compete with Amazon, Reliance’s JioMart, and Tata’s BigBasket, which are all expanding their infrastructure to break into the online retail sector.
Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy Stated;
“E-commerce has the capacity to really connect every Indian while producing shared value for an ecosystem of sellers, customers, artisans, kiranas, and the agricultural community,”
A strong supply chain, according to Krishnamurthy, serves as a backbone for connecting lakhs of small and major firms as well as serving as a local e-commerce platform.
“To unlock this possibility for the country’s economic growth, we are committed to investing in infrastructure, technology, and talent,” Krishnamurthy added. “The opening of the Haringhata fulfilment centre will boost supply chain infrastructure and is a significant step forward in the country’s development of technology-driven modern storage infrastructure.”
The Haringhata facility, according to Flipkart, holds the distinction of being India’s first e-commerce facility to be provisionally recognised with a Platinum rating by the Indian Green Buildings Council (IGBC) under the IGBC Green Logistics Parks and Warehouses Rating System’s new warehouse category. The framework considers a variety of aspects of sustainability, including reduced carbon emissions, increased energy and water efficiency, and rainwater collection.
“The state of West Bengal is committed to creating an investment-friendly climate for the region’s economic development,” says the statement “Partha Chatterjee, West Bengal’s Minister for Industry, Commerce, and Enterprise, declared as much. “I’m pleased to report that Flipkart has been a long-time supporter of the state’s economic growth by investing in supply chain infrastructure.
Flipkart’s main competitor Amazon India revealed intentions to expand its fulfilment network in India last year, with a nearly 40% increase in storage capacity compared to the preceding quarter. Amazon.in will now have more than 43 million cubic feet of storage space spread across 15 states, supporting about 850,000 merchants across India.
Amazon India’s continuous efforts to aggressively invest in the country and create tens of thousands of direct and indirect job opportunities are reflected in this growth. The total floor area of Amazon India’s fulfilment network would be more than 10 million square feet. This is the equivalent of 125 football fields of land, including millions of things ranging from notebooks to dishwashers. Amazon has pledged to do so.
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