Amazon has announced further expansion in Australia with the opening of a new fulfilment centre (FC) in Perth. The facility – planned to begin operations in late 2019 – is located in the Perth Airport Business Precinct and the company says it 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. 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,” Craig Fuller, Director Operations, Amazon Australia said.
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 says.
Amazon 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.