In a bid to expand in the Indian market, Amazon has opened a new campus in Hyderabad. This is the e-commerce company’s biggest and only campus outside the US. This new campus will accommodate over 15000 employees, out of its 62000 strong Indian workforce. It is reported that 4000 employees have already moved in. A third of Amazon’s Indian team is already housed in six offices across Telangana, including the new office.
The latest campus, spread over 9.5 acres, is also a form of counter response to rival Walmart, which acquired Flipkart in 2018. It will also be the largest technology centre for Amazon outside Seattle. It is all set to house software development engineers, machine learning scientists, product managers, as well as finance professionals.
In addition to hundreds of delivery stations, Amazon already has about 30 offices in India, hundreds of sorting centres, 50 fulfilment centres across 13 states, as well as the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Asia Pacific Region (APAC) in Mumbai.
In fact, Amazon has created almost two lakh jobs in the country!
Telanga alone is home to Amazon’s three fulfilment centres, with storage space covering over 3.2 million cubic feet for use by sellers. The state also has two sorting centres.
Amazon is reportedly clocking remarkable growth in India as well as in its export business with about 50,000 vendors using the services to export to many Amazon customers in foreign countries.