Flipkart to create 11,000 jobs at largest fulfillment center in West Bengal

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Flipkart to create 11,000 jobs at the largest fulfillment center in west bengal
This new fulfillment center will create more than 11,000 job opportunities. This will also support around 20,000 sellers from the state and North-East region. The inauguration was done virtually during the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) by Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.

Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, has announced the inauguration of India’s largest fulfillment center in Haringhata, West Bengal.

This new fulfillment center will create more than 11,000 job opportunities. This will also support around 20,000 sellers from the state and North-East region. The inauguration was done virtually during the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) by Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.

Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, said, “It is a matter of immense pride that West Bengal will now house one of the largest fulfillment centers in the country as India’s e-commerce logistics industry takes a stride with the establishment of Flipkart’s state-of-the-art futuristic fulfillment center in Haringhata.”

She added,” I congratulate the entire team of Flipkart in achieving this feat which will significantly contribute to the economic development of the region and its citizens and also set new benchmarks in the industry for the development of sustainable and technology-enabled warehousing infrastructure in the country.”

“As a progressive state, West Bengal is at the forefront of creating a conducive environment for companies to make fresh investments and works closely with them in realizing it on the ground.”

Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Chief Executive Officer, Flipkart Group, said, “E-commerce has the power to truly connect every Indian while creating shared value for an ecosystem of sellers, customers,  artisans, kiranas, and the farmer community. A strong supply chain is a backbone for connecting lakhs of small and large businesses and as a homegrown e-commerce marketplace.

He added, “we are committed to investing in infrastructure, technology, and talent to unlock this opportunity for the country’s economic growth. The launch of the Haringhata fulfillment center will further strengthen supply chain infrastructure and is an important milestone in the creation of technology-led modern warehousing infrastructure in the country.”

“We are proud that this is also one of our most sustainable facilities combining the strength of our operations to do good for our people and planet.”

The centre is located 50 km from Kolkata. The Big box facility has an integrated supply chain management spread across 110 acres. This is going to strengthen the local economy. It also has an availability of a stronger supply chain infrastructure and will also connect thousands of sellers from West Bengal and the North East region.

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