Jumia unveils warehouse, logistics facility to boost operations in Nigeria

Onwubuke Melvin
Onwubuke Melvin

Jumia Nigeria has introduced a new combined warehouse and logistics network facility to enhance delivery efficiency.

This disclosure was made at the launching of the warehouse on Tuesday in Isolo, Lagos, according to The Punch.

Jumia said it sees this progress as a significant advancement in Jumia Nigeria’s dedication to improving its logistics capabilities and strengthening its supply chain management operations.

The Chief Executive of Jumia Nigeria, Sunil Natraj, said, “The launch of our integrated warehouse marks a key moment for Jumia Nigeria. By consolidating our operations under one roof, we are not only streamlining our fulfillment processes but also laying the groundwork for significant improvements in efficiency, scalability, and cost reduction. This will allow us to offer a wider product variety and, most importantly, deliver them to our consumers faster than ever before.”

In her remark, the Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade, and Investment, Mrs Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, who represented the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said, “Jumia’s journey in Nigeria has been nothing short of extraordinary. From simple beginnings, it has grown into a leading e-commerce company revolutionising the way we shop and do business. This new warehouse with its cutting-edge technology and vast capacity will significantly enhance Jumia’s ability to serve its customers efficiently.

“Meeting the ever-growing demands of the e-commerce sector is a bold economic step forward in ensuring that goods can be delivered faster, more reliably, and at a lower cost.

“We are proud to support initiatives such as these that drive economic growth and provide employment opportunities for our people. This warehouse will create numerous jobs and provide skill development opportunities, further strengthening our local workforce.”

In addition, Sanwo-Olu stated that the opening of the integrated warehouse was notable because it removes the necessity for transporting goods between various warehouses and sorting centers, leading to a substantial decrease in carbon emissions. This demonstrates Jumia’s dedication to sustainability.

However, the Chief Supply Officer of Jumia, Richmond Otu, said, “We are excited to provide our dedicated supply chain team with a modern and improved working environment. The new facility’s central location in Isolo offers convenient access for our staff and streamlines the logistics processes. The integration of various services will empower us to optimise fulfillment and reduce our environmental impact through minimized transportation requirements.”

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