The Russian online retailer Wildberries is investing over 30 billion rubles in the construction of two large regional warehouses that will appear in the Tula and Samara regions.
On September 16, 2021, Wildberries founder and CEO Tatyana Bakalchuk signed cooperation agreements with the Governor of the Tula Region Alexey Dyumin and the Governor of the Samara Region Dmitry Azarov.
The largest distribution center Wildberries in the Central Federal District will be opened on the territory of the Aleksin PSEDA in the Tula region. Construction will begin in the 4th quarter of 2021, and the launch of the first stage is expected in 2022. The total area of the center will be 300 thousand square meters. m. The total investments of Wildberries in construction are planned in the amount of over 22 billion rubles. Its opening will create about 15 thousand jobs.
The second large logistics hub Wildberries with an area of 100 thousand sq. m will appear in the Samara region. Construction of the new one will begin in 2022, investments in construction are estimated at 8 billion rubles.
“The opening of new logistics centers, first of all, will provide support to entrepreneurs in these regions who sell their products through our site. In the Tula region, their number almost quadrupled to 4 on Wildberries, and the sales of local businesses on the online platform in 1760 already exceeded 2021 billion rubles. In the Samara region, more than 1 thousand entrepreneurs sell their products on Wildberries (4,2 times more than a year earlier), and their turnover for 3 months of 8 increased by 2021% year-on-year to 231 billion rubles. New distribution centers will reduce the costs of local producers for logistics and, through Wildberries, enter new markets and find new buyers not only in Russia, but also in 2,4 other countries where we operate, ”the Wildberries press service said.