Amazon inaugurates its first owned and world’s largest campus building in Hyderabad, India
Located in Hyderabad’s financial district, Amazon today inaugurated its largest campus building anywhere worldwide, as a continuing reaffirmation of how India continues to be a key market as well as talent hub for Amazon. This is the only Amazon-owned campus outside the US and will house over 15,000 employees of its over 62,000 employee base in India. On behalf of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana, Shri KalvakuntlaChandrashekhar Rao, the new campus building was inaugurated by Mr. Mohammed Mahmood Ali, MLC, Minister of Home, Prisons, Fire Services, Govt. of Telangana, in the presence of Amit Agarwal, SVP and Country Head, Amazon India and John Schoettler, VP, Global Real Estate and Facilities, Amazon.
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 oftotal area. The infrastructure has been developed in adherence to Amazon’s exacting standards, designed to facilitate inclusion of employees with special needs and support its diverse workforce.
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 aswell 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,” he added.
“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. This is Day One for us in India, and we look forward to creating an environment where diverse contributions are welcomed and innovation encouraged for the long term,” said John Schoettler, Vice President of Global Real Estate and Facilities, Amazon.
Amazon laid the foundation stone for the campus building on March 30, 2016. An average of 2,000 workers were on site every day for 39 months to construct the building, spending 18 million man-hours to create a world-class working environment. Sustainability is at the core of this building which has more than 300 trees dotting its grounds with three specimen trees aged over 200 years and has a 850,000-litre water recycling plant.
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