Kolkata, NFAPost: In a major step towards the creation of large-scale entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for millions of sellers, artisans and employable youth in Eastern India, Flipkart announced the inauguration of India’s largest fulfillment center in Haringhata, West Bengal.
The tech-enabled facility that will create more than 11,000 job opportunities and will support around 20,000 sellers from the state and North-East region.
It was inaugurated (virtually) during the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) 2022 by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in presence of Principal Chief Advisor to Chief Minister Amit Mitra, Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee, Minister of Transport and Housing Firhad Hakim, and Chief Secretary H.K. Dwivedi.
Located 50 kms from Kolkata, the Big box facility has an integrated supply chain management spread across 110 acres. It will help strengthen the local economy with the availability of stronger supply chain infrastructure to connect thousands of sellers from West Bengal and the North East region with national market access while also catering to growing customer demand.
With 5 million cubic feet of storage spread across six mezzanine levels, the Haringhata fulfillment center will have a total built-up area of 2 million sq feet.
The facility has been designed with state-of-the-art technologies such as automated storage and retrieval, robotic packaging arms, cross belt sorters, and a 9 km long network conveyor belt to reduce turnaround time by 35%-50% in shipments movement. With system-driven task distribution, automation in storage, process and allocation, this FC has been designed for value creation for the ecosystem of customers and sellers.