Amazon Australia has announced plans to open a second Melbourne Fulfillment Center (FC) late next year.
According to the company, the new 37,000-square-foot facility in Ravenhall will more than double Amazon's operational presence in Victoria. After completion, around 300 jobs will be created.
According to Amazon, the FC can record up to six million items from Amazon.com.au. These include health, household and personal care products, consumer electronics, books, clothing and staples. The facility also houses larger items such as flat screen TVs, boxes of soft drinks and diapers, and garden tools.
Craig Fuller, director of operations at Amazon Australia, says the company has invested heavily in its Victorian operations this year to ensure that delivery promises to customers in the state can continue to improve.
“Our investment in this new fulfillment center in Melbourne will benefit customers across Victoria, creating hundreds of jobs for Melbourneers in a safe, secure work environment with competitive wages at a time when they are most needed,” he says.
"This fulfillment center also provides additional capacity for small and medium-sized businesses based in Victoria that are using the Fulfillment By Amazon service to take advantage of our expanded capabilities and seamlessly serve customers across the country."
Amazon worked with Dexus to secure the strategic location for the fulfillment center on the 127 acre Horizon 3023 property in an industrial area. The location is adjacent to the Caroline Springs train station and is close to the planned Western Intermodal Freight Terminal.
Dexus has started work on the website and will ensure that Amazon's specific requirements are met. More than 200 construction works are supported in the development and equipment phase.