At Dennison Stretch Film, we may sell pallet and shrink wrap, but our business lies in warehouses. This week in India, Amazon opened their largest warehouse, or ‘fulfilment centre’, to date at Kothur in Telangana.
The magnificent structure spans a whopping 280,000 square feet and promises to help small and medium businesses in Telangana and the neighbouring region, offering to train thousands of sellers across the Indian state in e-commerce. Amazon India have offered to commit to this training through seminars and workshops, with the aid of video training tools, educating staff on how to manage the inventory systems for an e-commerce business.
In the capital of the Telangana district, Hyderabad, Amazon have said they will be building a 2.5 million square feet campus, which will be the their largest campus outside of the United States, with 10 acres of land already allotted to the project.
Now, whilst the new Amazon warehouse sounds pretty glorious and impressive, let’s take a look at some more of the world’s more remarkable and ample storage facilities:
Boeing Everett Factory, Washington
The Boeing Everett Factory in Washington is an assembly site for some of Boeing’s largest aircrafts. Originally erected for the construction of the 747, it spans a gigantic 400,000m2 with a volume of an astounding 13.3 million cubic meters, making it the Guinness World Record’s largest building on Earth.
It is so large that it actually requires its own fire department, electric substations and water treatment plant, employing a total of 30,000 people. The enormity and scale of the building has led to the initiation of several bizarre rumours, including a fantastic myth which hypothesised that it actually rained inside the factory. Whilst this sounds ridiculous, there is some basis in truth, in that when the factory was first built, clouds were known to form near the roof, although these cleared when the air-circulation system was established.
Target Import Warehouse, Washington
At 185,800m2, the Target Import Warehouse is the second largest warehouse in the world, and was built to distribute the store’s imported produce to internal Target warehouses. With an internal volume of 7.43 million cubic meters, the Target Import Warehouse is the second largest building on the planet.
Constellation Europe, Bristol
A giant a little closer to home, the Constellation Europe storage facility spans 80,000m2. As Constellation Europe is one of the world’s largest alcoholic beverage companies, it stands to reason that this gigantic structure can hold up to 57 million bottles of wine at any given time. It’s of such gigantic proportions that 4,000 cars could be parked on its roof and it has the volume of 14,000 double-decker buses.
Partner Logistics, Cambridgeshire
Originally built for Lamb Weston Meijer, a potato processing company, the Partner Logistics warehouse cost€ 50,000 to construct, with more than 5,000 tons of steel used to complete the mammoth task. The temperature within the warehouse can reach a chilling -27°C and is able to store a staggering 77,000 pallets at any one time. Just imagine the amount of pallet wrap!
Camp Carroll, South Korea
Camp Carroll is a US Army warehouse used to store military goods and is located in south east South Korea. At a stunning 32,000m2, it’s used to store army vehicles, including tanks and other fighting machines comprising the Heavy Brigade Combat team. The US Army spends nearly $2 million on the outside storage of vehicles, due to maintenance and depreciation, so this two-story giant will go a long way to helping trim this from the budget, as well as simply being an outstanding feat of warehouse engineering.
The new Amazon warehouse promises to give these storage facilities a run for their money in terms of floor space, just edging the Constellation Europe facility by a few thousand meters squared. If you think you can give these giants of industry a run for their money and need help with stocking your pallet and shrink wrap, please contact us on 0161 242 1275 and one of our team of professionals will be more than happy to help.