India's biggest e-commerce company Flipkart on Friday opened its largest fulfilment 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 fulfilment 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. With 50 million products, Flipkart has 45 million registered users logging over 10 million daily shipments.