A leading end-to-end technology-enabled logistics solutions provider, Ecom Express Limited has announced the expansion with a new fulfillment center in Palladam near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Earlier, Ecom Express also announced the launch of its first all-women Delivery Center in the northeast situated in Imphal, Manipur.
The company said, “The pursuit of women’s economic independence is going to be the deciding aspect of an equal work environment, especially in terms of gender.”
“Ecom Express Limited strongly believes in diversifying the role of women at all levels and functions and increasing earning opportunities for women”, it added.
Now, with this centre, the company will ensure that 30 to 40% of employees in the Coimbatore facility are women. The company’s fulfillment network facilities are designed with efficient building systems that minimize energy usage.
The new center has various new facilities such as:
- Rainwater harvesting
- Sewage treatment plant
- Safety measures include fire detection, prevention, and suppressing system.
- Additionally, the centre has employee evacuation plans as well.
Dipanjan Banerjee, Chief Business Officer, Ecom Express, said, “The Indian online grocery market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37.1% from 2021 to 2028 and owing to the surge in employment opportunities, business infrastructure, and household income, South India is expected to lead the way for the industry growth.”
“In this context, Coimbatore is an important market for e-grocery as its strategic location enables better service to customers in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring state of Kerala. Not only will it expand our client’s reach, but will also help extend its business capabilities”, he added.
The new fulfillment center will employ more than 500 people to handle the ever-increasing influx of grocery orders. Ecom Express has a presence in all 29 states of the country and operates in over 2400 towns across 25,000+ PIN codes in India.
The company is the first private logistics company in India to envision a full-state coverage strategy i.e. the capability to reach every doorstep in every village in a state.
This full-state coverage is offered in 20 states including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.