Amazon confirms location of first Australian fulfilment centre
Online retail giant Amazon has announced it will open its first Australian fulfilment centre in Dandenong South, Victoria, creating hundreds of new jobs.
In a statement released today, the company said it will begin recruiting immediately for a range of roles, including operations managers, pickers, packers, systems technicians, and HR specialists.
The opening of the 24,000 square metre fulfilment centre is the first step towards the launch of Amazon Marketplace, the company’s first retail offering in Australia, which was officially announced in April of this year.
“This new fulfilment centre will stock hundreds of thousands of products which will be available for delivery to customers across Australia when we launch our retail offering,” said Robert Bruce, Amazon’s director of operations for Australia.
“We will be focusing on offering our Australian customers low prices on a great selection of products and can’t wait to get started.”
The new centre is located in the Pellicano’s M2 Industry Park in Dandenong South, providing easy access to the South Gippsland Highway, Monash Highway and Eastlink.
The building is also in close proximity to a wide range of amenities for employees. The lease of the centre was facilitated by CBRE’s Industrial & Logistics business.
Industry Minister for Victoria Wade Noonan said Amazon is the latest global company to choose the state for its Australian operations.
“The company’s decision to locate its centre in Dandenong South will create hundreds of local jobs and open up retail opportunities for thousands of local businesses,” Noonan said.
“We are thrilled to be creating hundreds of new roles in Dandenong South,” said Bruce.
“This is just the start. Over time, we will bring thousands of new jobs to Australia and millions of dollars of investment as well as opening up the opportunity for thousands of Australian businesses to sell at home and abroad through Amazon Marketplace.”