India’s e-commerce company Flipkart on Friday opened its largest fulfillment centre here and plans to invest $500 million in a nationwide warehouse network.
Telangana’s Finance Minister E. Rajender inaugurated Flipkart’s largest fulfilment centre in the country at Gundla Pochampally on the city outskirts in the presence of Binny Bansal, co-founder and COO, Flipkart.
Spread over 2.2 lakh square feet and with a storage capacity of 5.89 lakh cubic feet, this is Flipkart’s 17th warehouse in the country.
The automated state-of-the-art fulfillment centre is expected to ship out 1.2 lakh items every day.
Bansal said the warehouse was designed to provide easy access to e-commerce services for sellers, while providing faster and seamless services to customers.
Equipped with a one-km-long conveyer belt, which is expected to reduce motion wastage by 75 percent, the centre has automated sorters to separate shipments based on pin codes.