Amazon Australia’s new purpose-built fulfilment centre (FC) in Perth is nearing completion and is set to open this year.
The new fulfilment centre, located in the Jandakot Airport Commercial Precinct, is more than double the size of the company’s existing site near Perth Airport which it will replace when it opens.
The FC spans around 20,000sqm with capacity to house over three million items sold on Amazon.com.au. It will increase the storage capacity available to sellers – including local small and medium businesses – by a claimed 500%. And according to Amazon, the FC will increase the retailer’s operational footprint in Western Australia by more than 60%.
“We are investing significantly in our Perth operations as part of our ongoing commitment to improve selection and delivery outcomes for customers throughout the state,” says Amazon Australia Director of Operations Mindy Espidio-Garcia.
“Many Prime members in greater Perth will have already enjoyed free next day delivery from Amazon and the opening of this site will increase the selection of items that can be shipped to local customers quickly.”
More than 200 jobs will be based at the new FC once fully operational. This includes around 100 new job opportunities, in addition to roles filled by existing workers transferring to the new state of the art facility.