Amazon opens fulfilment centre in Sydney
Amazon opened its second Australian fulfilment facility in Moorebank, in south-west Sydney, last week.
The facility allows for more Australian businesses to stock their product with the online retailer and will aid in faster delivery times for more customers. The new centre was built to continue growing product selection and will be an important part of the company’s Australian fulfilment network providing faster shipping to even more customers.
Businesses that use Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) on amazon.com.au will be able to access millions of Australians, and will also automatically have their products eligible for Amazon Prime, a subscription service that offers perks like free 2-day business delivery, entertainment and members-only deal events such as Prime Day.
“This is an exciting milestone for Amazon in Australia,” said Robert Bruce, Amazon Director of Operations. “The Sydney facility in Moorebank will help Amazon ensure that customers enjoy fast and reliable delivery across more areas of the country.
“The new Sydney centre builds on the capabilities of our first fulfilment centre in Dandenong South, in Victoria, and expands our ability to service the growing customer demand.”
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller hailed the new facility as a job creator.
“It is great to welcome the Amazon fulfilment centre now it has opened its doors in Moorebank,” she said. “We have seen such a positive response from our local community since Amazon announced it was coming.
“We look forward to having good jobs for people close to where they live and working with Amazon as a partner in the local community. We expect the Sydney fulfilment centre will become a key logistics hub thanks to its strategic position in south-west Sydney.”
At 43,000 m2, or six football fields, the new centre will be the largest of the two in Australia. It is placed strategically for easy access to the M5, Sydney airport and ports.
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