- Aug 13, 2020
- Business Update
JD’s Asia No.1 in Ningxia will Start Operations Next March
by Martin Li
Phase one of JD’s Asia No.1 smart fulfillment center in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China is due to be completed of construction by the end of this year and commence operations from March next year.
Asia No.1 is JD’s highly automated smart logistics fulfillment facilities project. There are 28 such gigantic facilities across China. The first one is located in Shanghai.
Phase one mainly consists of two main buildings, each covering a floor area of 20,000 square meters. Currently, 70% of the project has been completed. The project will cost around RMB 450 million yuan in total.
“Upon completion, they will be the two largest warehouses built by JD in northwest China. Two-hour delivery will be realized in the Yinchuan city circle,” said Zheng Gang, a regional director at JD Logistics.
Upon completion of Phase one, Yinchuan’s Asia No.1 will be able to handle around 50,000 orders – roughly 400,000 packages – each day, which translates into RMB 30 million yuan in sales, according to Zheng.
The gigantic facility will have functions, including goods distribution, warehousing service, delivery and e-commerce payment, meeting diversified logistics demands covering industrial, agricultural and import and export goods, according to Zheng.
In addition, the facility’s location inside Yongning Industrial Park will help attract small-and-medium sized e-commerce service providers, forming an influential e-commerce industry cluster.
JD has more than 520 large-scale warehouses in China, covering an area of over 12 million square meters.