Amazon has now opened its largest campus to date in a building in Hyderabad, India. This is one of the company’s fastest-growing markets. The latest campus spreads over 9.5 acres with 1.8 million sq ft of office space for more than 15,000 employees to work there.
About a third of Amazon’s 62,000 employees in India are based in the city, and it has already moved more than 4,500 of them to this campus. For comparison, the biggest buildings in Amazon’s Seattle home base house around 5,000 employees.
“It is also the largest technology base outside Seattle,” Amazon India senior VP and country manager Amit Agarwal says. “The [Hyderabad] employees include software development engineers, machine learning scientists, product managers, finance and many other functions.”
This is the only Amazon-owned campus outside the US, and it shows the company’s ambition to keep growing in India to take on the competition from Flipkart. Amazon has put aside $5.5 billion to fund its expansion in the nation and it’s reportedly trying to buy 10 percent of Future Retail, one of India’s biggest brick and mortar retailers. The company is completely serious about this.
Amazon got started in India in 2004, and started its retail service there in 2013. It’s opened up Amazon Prime Video and grocery delivery in India, and Prime membership has doubled in the country over the last year and a half. Amazon is also developing a restaurant.
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