Amazon Australia confirmed its new Robotics fulfilment centre in Kemps Creek, Western Sydney is on track to open before the end of the year. Located at Goodman/Brickworks’ Oakdale West Industrial Estate, the mammoth fulfilment centre spans 200,000 square metres across four levels, which is around the land size of Taronga Zoo, Chadstone shopping centre, or 24 rugby league fields. To date, more than 1,400 people have worked on the construction of the site which included the erection of the 13,500 tonne Australian steel frame (more than the steel used for Sydney Olympic Stadium) erected using 200,000 nuts and bolts.
Once operational, the fulfilment centre will house up to 11 million items and will be equipped with the most advanced Amazon Robotics technology to better assist employees and serve customers, as well as contributing to the company’s efforts to continue improving selection and delivery experience for its customers around Australia. The FC will create more than 1,500 jobs with competitive pay and the opportunity to work alongside advanced robotics. The construction and fit out of the state-of-the-art facility also create an additional 1,700 jobs.
“We’re are pleased to confirm we are on track to open our first Amazon Robotics site for Australia in Western Sydney this year, delivering more than 1,500 local jobs with the opportunity to work alongside advanced robotics. This will be our fifth FC and will effectively double our operational footprint in Australia, providing our customers with wider selection and faster delivery when ordering via Amazon.com.au. Utilising advanced technology, the robotics will enhance the efficiency of our operations as well as the safety of our associates, helping to support our Amazonians as they pick, pack, and ship the millions of items housed within the FC to customers around the country,” said Craig Fuller, director of operations, Amazon Australia.
“As we expand our roots here in Western Sydney, we remain committed to enriching and giving back to the local communities and look forward to working with Penrith Council and local schools and groups to contribute and support the community around our new facility in a meaningful way,” he said.