Amazon is ramping up operations in Australia, announcing plans to open a second fulfilment centre in order to meet growing customer demand.
The 43,000-square-metre facility will open in Moorebank in Sydney’s south west in the second half of 2018. It follows the launch of Amazon’s first warehouse in Dandenong South, Melbourne prior to the e-commerce giant’s Australian debut late last year.
Amazon Australia operations director Robert Bruce said the Sydney facility is in response to “a steady and progressive increase in customer demand”.
“This new facility builds on the capabilities of our first centre in Dandenong South, allowing us to continue to fulfil our commitment to fast and reliable deliveries for Australian customers,” he said.
“This investment will benefit both customers and the local economy by generating new jobs and providing small and medium sized businesses who sell on amazon.com.au and use our Fulfilment by Amazon program, with an opportunity to more easily access millions of customers across the country.”
Amazon said the Sydney warehouse will also help it shorten delivery times across the country.
It will begin recruiting immediately for a range of roles in Moorebank including operations, support and technical specialists.
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