On Wednesday, the world’s largest e-commerce Amazon, inaugurated its largest campus in Hyderabad. The campus is a prodigy of exceptional architecture and is equipped with all the facilities. The new campus in Hyderabad is the only corporate outside the US Amazon has.
Home Minister of Telangana Mohammed Mahmood, Industries and IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Amazon Vice-President Global Real Estate and Facilities Director John Schoettler and Amazon-India Senior Vice-President and Country Manager Amit Agarwal were present during the inauguration of the new campus.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has pledged $5.5 billion investment for its operation in India, and this campus reflects the commitment of Amazon to India. On occasion, Agarwal said, “We are excited to inaugurate our largest campus building globally here in India at Hyderabad…This new Amazon campus building is a tangible commitment to that long-term thinking and our plans for India.”
The campus is spread over 9.5 acres of land and has 1.8 million square feet of office space. The office can accommodate around 15,000 employees, which is three times more than its Seattle offices. The construction of the office also used 2.5 times more steel than the Eiffel Tower by weight.
Despite huge success, this campus in Hyderabad is Amazon’s first owned building outside the US. Amazon’s headquarter in Seattle is spread across 12 million square feet, of which Amazon owns only half.
Besides this campus, Hyderabad is also home for Amazon’s largest fulfilment centre in India, spread over 400,000 square feet. The Amazon is reported to have plans for the expansion of Hyderabad’s fulfilment centre to 580,000 square feet by next year.
Also, Amazon has a storage space of more than 3.2 million cubic feet, 100,000 square feet of process capacity unit in the form of 2 sort centres and 90 delivery stations In India.