E-commerce giant Amazon’s first owned office outside the US has been inaugurated in Hyderabad. Spread over 9.5 acres the office campus is the largest in the world and can seat around 15,000 people.
The campus contains over 2.5 times more steel than Eiffel Tower, measured by weight. Amazon first started operations in India from Hyderabad in 2004. This will be the largest employee base outside Seattle and is equipped with interfaith prayer rooms, mother’s rooms, helipad as well as an all-day open cafeteria.
“Over the 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 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,” Amazon’s India country manager Amit Agarwal said. “The largest buildings in Seattle houses about 5,000 employees,” said John Schoettler, vice-president of Amazon’s Global Real Estate and Facilities. He said the campus was Amazon’s largest in the world but has plenty more room to grow.