Amazon new facility expected to boost capabilities

Construction of Amazon Australia’s new purpose-built fulfilment centre (FC) in Perth is nearing completion and is set to open this year.

The new FC spans around 20,000 square metres with capacity to house over three million items sold on Amazon.com.au, ranging from smaller to medium items like health, household and personal care products to larger items like TVs and gardening equipment.

Located in the Jandakot Airport Commercial Precinct, the new centre is more than double the size of the company’s existing site near Perth Airport which it will replace when it opens.

As a result, it is expected to increase Amazon’s operational footprint in Western Australia by more than 60 per cent.

According to Amazon Australia, it will also increase the storage capacity available to sellers by 500 per cent.

Director of Operations at Amazon Australia, Mindy Espidio-Garcia, said the company is investing in its Perth operations as part of an ongoing commitment to improve selection and delivery outcomes for customers throughout the state.

“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,” she said.

“Nearly 1,000 construction jobs were created during the build and fit out, and we look forward to welcoming a team of more than 200 people working at the FC once it’s fully up and running.

“People are at the heart of our operations and we are proud to offer a safe and positive work environment and the opportunity for them to build their skills and grow their careers.”

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.

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