Amazon inaugurates its largest campus in Hyderabad

Amazon inaugurates its largest campus in Hyderabad

Amazon has got a 62000 employee base in India. (Reuters photo)

Amazon the largest e-commerce platform on Wednesday inaugurated its world’s largest campus building, in the financial district here. The new campus is Amazon’s first owned office building outside the US and is the single largest building globally. Spread over 9.5 acres the 3 million square feet facility will support more than 15,000 employees. Amazon got a 62000 employee base in India. With 15000 work points across 1.8 million square feet in office space, this is Amazons single largest building in the world.

Amazon is also experimenting with the Inside Day 1 Alexa Skill hosted in Alexa pod where employees can walk in and access information. The structure for which foundation was laid on 30 March 2016; construction work was completed in 39 months. Amazon now has one-third of its employee’s base in Hyderabad and also has three fulfillment centers with 3.2 million cubic feet of storage space in the state.

Amit Agarwal, SVP and Country Manager, Amazon India said, “Over these last 15 years we have invested significantly in India across 30 office spaces, the AWS APAC Region in Mumbai, 50 Fulfillment Centers in 13 states of India as well as hundreds of delivery stations and sort centers, creating nearly 200,000 jobs in India.” He said that exports in the Global Selling area crossed bullion dollars, and we are confident of crossing 5 billion dollars in the next three years,” Amit said talking about the initiative to help small and medium businesses in India to use Amazon as a platform to reach billions of customers globally.

Capt John Schoettler, Vice President, Global Real Estate and Facilities;  Minister, Home, Prisons & Fire Services of Government of Telangana, Mohammad Mahmood Ali; Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce & IT Department, Govt. of Telangana; Amit Agarwal, SVP & Country Head, Amazon India, Amazon; Consul General, Joel Riefman, US Consulate, Hyderabad; Deepti Varma, Director HR, India and Middle East, Amazon.

“The infrastructure has been designed as per Amazon’s exacting standards, to foster inclusion and a sense of belonging among all Amazonians, including colleagues with special needs. Comfortable and flexible workspaces encourage creativity, productivity, and collaboration, which are key tenets of Amazon’s work culture,” said John Schoettler, Vice President of Global Real Estate and Facilities. He said that Amazon is building its second headquarters in Virginia other than the one in Seattle.

“We have eight buildings in Hyderabad with around 4 million square feet of office space, we will be migrating some of the employees but this facility be able to accommodate all,” John said. He did’ not rule out recruiting more for Amazon’s Indian operations.