Flipkart Opens 4 New Facilities In Maharashtra, To Create 4,000 Jobs

Flipkart Opens 4 New Facilities In Maharashtra, To Create 4,000 Jobs

Flipkart has strengthened its tech-enabled supply chain network in Maharashtra with the addition of four new fulfilment and sortation centres to support local sellers from the state and cater to the growing demand for e-commerce. 


The new facilities located in Bhiwandi and Nagpur are collectively spread across an area of nearly 7 lakh square feet, will create more than 4,000 direct and indirect jobs. 


Flipkart has a very large and rapidly growing seller base in the state selling everything from home decor to mobiles to luggage and travel accessories to customers across the country. 


Maharashtra is among the key centres for Flipkart from a supply chain standpoint to ensure seamless movement of goods across the country.


With the recent additions and expansion of existing facilities, Flipkart has a total of 12 supply chain facilities in Maharashtra spread across over 23 lakh square feet area, creating more than 20,000 direct and indirect job opportunities. 


Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Flipkart, said, “As a homegrown e-commerce company, we are continuously making deep investment in infrastructure and supply-chain in Maharashtra to support a robust ecosystem for local MSMEs, artisans, weavers and other under-served communities. We will continue to provide superior experience to our customers, keeping in mind their dynamic needs, while also creating opportunities for local sellers and generating thousands of diverse direct and indirect job opportunities in the State. We have a long-standing relationship with the state of Maharashtra and are looking forward to extending this partnership as we continue democratizing commerce backed by technology & innovation.”


Earlier in February, Flipkart signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (MSSIDC) and Maharashtra State Khadi & Village Industries Board (MSKVIB), to bring local artisans, weavers, craftsmen and SMBs of the state into the e-commerce fold.


In addition, Flipkart is making e-commerce more inclusive for customers from the West, as the ‘Flipkart app’ has language interfaces in 11 Indian languages, including Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati amongst other key Indian languages.


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