Ecom Express opens 90,000 sq.ft. fulfillment centre in Chandigarh

Ecom Express Limited has opened its fulfillment centre in Chandigarh. This will be the Company’s first grocery fulfilment center in Punjab and 60th fulfilment centre in India. The new grocery centre in Chandigarh sprawls across the area of approximately 90,000 Sq. ft. The site has been selected for its strategic location-based network centricity. It is designed to support over 30 dark stores to supply grocery items on demand, speed to market and customers. With this growth, the grocery chain will be able to serve a wider range of customers and transport their orders to towns in neighboring states and the region more quickly. The facility has a value creation area that provides labelling, packaging, and dispatch services, with an average inventory of close to 2.8 million items and processing capacity to handle up to 270,000 units throughput per day at full capacity. Modern Vertical Reciprocal Conveyors (VRCs) lifts, and spiral conveyers with long-span multi-tier shelving will optimise the operations to give high mobility and speed in the movement of items. Furthermore, with temperature-controlled system, up to -20 degrees, the facility can handle fruits and vegetables operations with less chances of wastage.