Amazon is to create a new fulfilment centre in South West Sydney to bolster its expansion into Australia.
The new 43,000 square metre facility will be located in the Goodman Centenary Distribution Centre in Moorebank, South West Sydney, and the company has already begun recruiting for a range of roles including operations, support and technical specialists.
The new Sydney fulfilment centre, along with Amazon's existing building in Melbourne, will enable the retailer to handle current and future customer demand and speed up delivery to customers across the country, and is planned to start operations in the second half of 2018.
Amazon launched in Australia late last year and has also brought in its fulfilment service – where Australian sellers can utilise Amazon logistics to pick, pack and ship their goods directly from Amazon’s fulfilment centre. Amazon has also announced that its Prime membership service will be coming to Australian customers in mid-2018.
The e-commerce giant currently has more than 1,200 employees in Australia.
Robert Bruce, Amazon Australia operations director, said: “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.
“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. 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.”