Amazon has today announced it will be opening a new Australian fulfilment centre in Moorebank, South-West Sydney, so the company can meet growing consumer demand on its Australian marketplace.
The new facility will be located on a 43,000 square metre site in the Goodman Centenary Distribution Centre in Moorebank, which will give Amazon’s network of delivery drivers easy access to the M5 and M7 motorways.
“We are thrilled to be establishing our next fulfilment centre in Sydney and working with incredible people in the local community around Moorebank. Sydney represents another important development for our growth strategy in Australia, following a steady and progressive increase in customer demand,” said Robert Bruce, Amazon’s Australian operations director.
The new centre will be in addition to the e-commerce giant’s existing fulfilment centre in Dandenong South in Victoria’s South-East, which Bruce believes will help Amazon continue to fulfil its promise of fast and reliable delivery.
“This investment will benefit both customers and the local economy by generating new jobs and providing small and medium-sized Australian 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.”
According to the Mayor of Liverpool, Wendy Waller, the fulfilment centre will be a welcome addition to Moorebank’s commercial district, as it will create a number of jobs in operations, support, and technical specialist roles.
“We are pleased to welcome the Amazon fulfilment centre to Moorebank. This is a great win for our local community; the Amazon facility will be a boon for South-West Sydney and we look forward to having good jobs for people close to where they live, and having a partner involved in the local community,” she said.
“We expect the Sydney fulfilment centre will become a key logistics hub thanks to its strategic position in South-West Sydney.”
This news comes after Amazon announced a strong finish to the quarter in the US and across its global marketplaces, with reported revenue of $51 billion.
Amazon believes its new operations hub will position the company for further Australian growth, allowing it to handle current and future customer demand.
Amazon’s Australian marketplace launched late last year, giving consumers access to millions of products across 23 categories. The first fulfilment centre was operational in Victoria by December 2017, with the American e-commerce business reportedly employing as many as 1,200 local employees.
The new Sydney-based centre is expected to be operational by the second half of 2018.