Thursday 31 January 2019

Amazon’s Hyd campus to open in April, house nearly half its India headcount

Amazon’s Hyd campus to open in April, house nearly half its India headcountHyderabad: US-based e-commerce giant Amazon is all set to move into its largest campus outside the US in Hyderabad by April this year, making the city home to one of its largest employee base at a single site.

Once the Amazon campus, which is spread over 10 acres at Nanakramguda in Hyderabad’s IT district and will have a built-up space of around 3 million sft, opens, it is expected to accommodate around 26,000-30,000 employees, Telangana IT and industries principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan told TOI.

“The 3 million sft facility will put up around 26,000-30,000 employees…that is the discussion they had with us. By April they want to start shifting the first of their employees to the new campus. Currently, they are all located in multiple rented buildings here and there,” Ranjan said.

Interestingly, with a headcount of nearly 30,000 at the new campus, Hyderabad will account for nearly half the headcount of Amazon in India, which is currently estimated to be around 60,000 people.

However, Amazon officials declined to comment on the new campus or its Hyderabad headcount or share any details. 

“The new state-of-the-art campus is expected to be ready by 2019 and would house thousands of employees managing back-end operations for Amazon's various global business and technology teams,” the company had said in a release when it laid the foundation stone for the dedicated campus in Hyderabad.

Amazon, which set up shop in Hyderabad in 2005-06, has ramped up its operations at a furious pace in India and Hyderabad, in particular, where it also has its largest fulfilment centre in the country spread over 4 lakh sft at the Shamshabad airport. 

While Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had, in 2014, committed to invest $2 billion in India to take on domestic rivals like Flipkart and Paytm, it has since significantly ramped up its investments in the country to over $4 billion.

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