eCommerce fulfilment provider, eStore Logistics, has opened its eighth fulfilment centre taking its total warehousing footprint to around 120,000sqm across Australia. The new fulfillment centre is located in Bankstown, Sydney and is the organisations second largest fulfilment centre overall at 19,310 sqm.
The $75 million warehouse will be equipped with 77 AI powered Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) working alongside expert staff to create the smoothest and most efficient fulfilment solution possible. eStore plans to expand to 120 AMRs as a mezzanine level will be added to the warehouse by the end of 2022, enabling automated picking from AMR’s across multiple storeys using a mezzanine platform – the first of its kind in Australia.
“The world has changed a lot over the last 18 months and ecommerce has been completely transformed. Consumers are demanding faster and more flexible deliveries, and we’ve been scaling our business to meet the growing demand, by providing our customers with state of the art fulfilment and warehousing solutions,” said eStore Logistics Founder & Managing Director, Leigh Williams.
“Automated robots have already significantly sped up the picking and packing process for our customers. Our best in class warehousing and fulfilment systems mean online retailers can give their customers the best service possible — including same day delivery — in the most cost-effective way possible.”
This is eStore Logistics’ fourth fulfilment centre featuring the AI powered AMR picking technology and increases the fleet to over 330 robots. Utilising AMR technology since March 2020, eStore has been providing Victorian retailers with same day fulfilment for ecommerce orders placed as late as 4pm and same day delivery to their customers. eStore is now expanding this service offering to retailers which hold their stock in NSW.
The distribution centre has been designed to cater for a wide variety of products that are sold online. It will service retailers that have large bulky products such as furniture and appliances, wine retailers, and retailers that sell products which are suited to AMR including fashion and apparel, health and beauty, books and CD/DVD’s, sports and hobbies.
The new development comes at a unique time for the Australian ecommerce sector as we emerge from a prolonged period of lockdowns across the country which have added to the growing demand for ecommerce. The fulfilment centre will be fully operational from November 2021 and create up to 120 jobs.