Amazon inaugurated its largest campus building anywhere worldwide in Hyderabad which will house over 15,000 employees as 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.
Chief Minister of Telangana, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao inaugurated the campus 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 of total 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.
K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister, Government of Telangana said, “Telangana is happy to host Amazon’s largest building campus in the world. Amazon has played a significant role in creating job opportunities in Hyderabad for more than a decade. This facility was built in a record time of just over 3 years, showing the ease of doing business with the Government of Telangana. It also showcases our investment-friendly policies and commitment to create a hub for high quality talent pool.”
Amit Agarwal, SVP & Country Manager, Amazon India said, “This new Amazon campus building is a tangible commitment to that long-term thinking and our plans for India.”
The facility features casual, collaborative workspaces, as well as private areas for concentration and confidentiality. Interfaith prayer rooms, mothers’ room, quiet rooms, showers, helipad, and an all-day open cafeteria are designed to facilitate inclusion and diversity. Every detail is aimed at improving well-being and efficiency, from Destination Control Systems to manage elevators that can move 972 people simultaneously, to 290 conference rooms and 3 scrum areas per floor to foster collaboration.
“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,” said John Schoettler, Vice President – Global Real Estate and Facilities, Amazon.