Amazon opens Perth fulfilment centre
Amazon Australia has opened a $70 million fulfilment centre in Jandakot, Western Australia, expanding the e-commerce company’s capacity in the state by 500 per cent.
The new fulfilment centre is located at the Jandakot Airport Commercial Precinct and has an area of more than 20,000sqm, more than double the size of Amazon Australia’s former fulfilment centre at the Perth Airport.
The new centre can accommodate more than 3 million items and has 225 staff, including 125 employees who transferred from the former site.
“Since we launched Amazon [in Australia], we’ve been committed to offering customers great value, wide selection and fast delivery, and this new fulfilment centre helps us deliver even more on this promise for customers in Western Australia,” said Janet Menzies, country manager.
“Many Perth Prime members have already experienced next-day delivery on an Amazon order, and our investment in this site will increase the selection of items that can be shipped directly to local customers more quickly.”
The new centre will also feature a 1.5MW solar panel that, once operational, can generate up to 80 per cent of the site’s energy requirements.