Amazon launches largest delivery centre in Pune

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 30 August 2019

“The smart systems are updated on a regular basis and in cases of floods and other calamities, we change our planning and operations part. We also involve our customers if such situation arises and communicate the same to them. We also train our staff on such issues, as safety of our staff takes priority in these situations,” added Prakash.

PUNE: Following the ongoing growth of Amazon, the e-commerce giant, is relying on technology to address operational challenges faced by them. To improve their last mile service, the company launched its largest delivery centre in India, spanning across 40,000 square feet space in Phase II, Hinjawadi, Pune. Speaking about the expansion, Prakash Rochlani, Director, Last Mile Transportation, Amazon India, said that the new station will enable Amazon to strengthen its last-mile delivery network and ensure faster deliveries across the city of Pune, ahead of the upcoming festive season.

Speaking on the use of technology, Prakash said they are introducing product routing technologies, which will help in product sequencing, thereby reducing the burden of routing on product delivery associates.

Similarly to adress issue of accidental strikes, protests, floods and other natural calamities, Prakash said that the company relies on smart systems to adress such issues.

“The smart systems are updated on a regular basis and in cases of floods and other calamities, we change our planning and operations part. We also involve our customers if such situation arises and communicate the same to them. We also train our staff on such issues, as safety of our staff takes priority in these situations,” added Prakash.

The company further announced the expansion of its delivery network in Maharashtra including cities and towns like Tuljapur, Lonar, Kolad, Shegaon, Igatipuri, Sangameshwar and Shirala. The retail giant has a direct delivery presence in close to 900 pin codes of the State, with a significant number of customers now being able to enjoy one-day and two-delivery promises.

“We have about 65 per cent of order requests coming from Tier II and Tier III cities. Products like electronics, fashion and  household appliances are ordered most,” added Prakash.

The facility was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vinayak Dhakane, Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissionerate.

COMMITMENT TO MAHARASHTRA
- 14 fulfilment centres in Maharashtra with more than 6 mn cubic feet of storage space. 
- 6 sort centres with more than 2,50,000 sq ft of processing area.
- Close to 200 Amazon owned and Service Partner delivery stations in the State.
- Over 3,000 ‘I Have Space’ stores in State.
- Over 60,000 sellers in Maharashtra.

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