Amazon Announces a New Fulfilment Center in Perth; Customers on the West Coast to Now Receive Faster Delivery of Orders
The centre based in Perth is planned to open by late 2019
Amazon is growing its fulfilment centre network in Australia as it expands to meet increasing customer demand
SYDNEY – 29 October 2019 – Amazon today announced the expansion of its infrastructure footprint with the opening of a fulfilment centre (FC) in Perth with the view to enhance customer experience on the West Coast of Australia. The facility – planned to begin operations in late 2019 – is located in the Perth Airport Business Precinct and will enable faster delivery to customers across the State.
"We are excited to be establishing our next fulfilment centre in Perth. This expansion represents the investment and development of our growth strategy in Australia, following a steady and progressive increase in customer demand," said Craig Fuller, Director Operations, Amazon Australia. "This new facility builds on the capabilities of our first two fulfilment centres in Melbourne and Sydney, allowing us to continue to fulfil our commitment to fast and reliable deliveries for customers across the country. We strongly believe that this further investment will benefit both customers and the local economy and give Western Australian (WA) customers quicker delivery of high demand items."
City of Belmont Mayor Cr Phil Marks said, “We are excited that Amazon has chosen the City of Belmont as the location for their first fulfilment centre in Western Australia. This is a win for our local economy. We look forward to Amazon’s contribution to local jobs close to where they live, and working with Amazon as a partner in the local community.”
The fulfilment centre in Perth, along with the existing buildings in Sydney and Melbourne, will allow Amazon to handle current and future customer demand and speed up delivery to customers across the country. The company opened its first fulfilment centre in Australia, located in Dandenong South, Melbourne in December 2017, followed by a second fulfilment centre, located in Moorebank, Sydney in August 2018.
Amazon.com.au launched in Australia in December 2017 and now offers customers 125 million products across 29 different categories including Amazon devices. Amazon has launched a number of products and services, such as Fulfilment By Amazon, Global Store, Prime, and in August 2019 Amazon Launchpad, a program that helps Aussie startups and entrepreneurs bring innovative products to local customers.
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