Amazon Australia has declared plans to open a second fulfillment center in Melbourne, Victoria by the end of 2021.
With the development in Ravenhall, Melbourne already started, the latest center, as per the global e-commerce monster, will be more than double the company’s footprint in Victoria.
Amazon Australia director of operations Craig Fuller Stated,
Our investment in this new Melbourne fulfilment centre will help serve clients throughout Victoria, while generating hundreds of job opportunities for Melbournians in a safe and secure work environment, with aggressive pay at a moment when they are required the most.
The fulfillment center will additionally offer extra capacity for Victorian-based small and medium-sized businesses who use the fulfillment by Amazon Service to advantage from our extended capability and seamlessly offer clients across the country.
When accomplished, the latest center will be 37,000 square meters and can house up to six million items from its online store.
This will bring the entire number of Amazon fulfillment center in Australia to six. The e-commerce monster uncovered its first Australian fulfillment center in Melbourne in December 2017, succeeded by centers in Sydney and Perth in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
In June, Amazon likewise declared it would be starting a fulfillment warehouse in Brisbane and another one in Sydney.
Amazon robotics fulfillment director Scott Anderson spoke to reporters,
There was a misunderstanding that the e-commerce giant would be capable of operating completely robotic warehouses soon. In the present form, the technology is quite restricted. The technology is pretty distant from the completely automated workstation that we would require.
Meantime, at the start of this month, Transport Workers Union blamed Amazon for underpaying Amazon Flex drivers, claiming that rates paid are quite below Australia’s minimum wage when costs like petrol, insurance, and maintenance are taken into consideration.
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