Amazon has inaugurated its largest campus building anywhere worldwide in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
The campus is spread over 9.5 acres and is located in Nanakramguda will house over 15,000 employees of its over 62,000 employee base in India. It was inaugurated by Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Telangana Home Minister, Amazon Vice-President Global Real Estate and Facilities Director John Schoettler and Amazon-India Senior Vice-President and Country Manager Amit Agarwal.
With 15,000 work points across 1.8 million square feet in office space, built on 3 million square feet of construction area, this is Amazon’s single largest building in the world in terms of total area. The infrastructure has been developed in adherence to Amazon’s exacting standards, designed to facilitate inclusion of employees with special needs. The facility will have the largest employee base outside the US.
Amazon first started operations in India in 2004 from Hyderabad. The state is now home to a third of Amazon’s total India employee base across six offices, including the new campus building. Several Technology / Engineering and Operations teams operate from Amazon’s various offices in the city where the company also has a large Customer Service operation. Amazon also has 3 Fulfilment Centers in the state offering more than 3.2 million cubic feet of storage space to sellers, two sort centres with 100,000 square feet of processing capacity and 90 delivery stations
Amit Agarwal, SVP & Country Manager, Amazon India said, “We are excited to inaugurate our largest campus building globally here in India at Hyderabad. Over these last 15 years we have invested significantly in India across 30 office spaces, the AWS APAC Region in Mumbai, 50 Fulfilment Centers in 13 states of India as well as hundreds of delivery stations and sort centres, creating nearly 200,000 jobs in India. This new Amazon campus building is a tangible commitment to that long-term thinking and our plans for India. I would like to thank the Government of Telangana for its investment-friendly policies and continued support that has always encouraged us to continue to invest and grow our operations here”.