E-commerce behemoth Amazon opened its largest campus building in the world in Hyderabad at a time when it is taking on Walmart-owned Flipkart for supremacy in India. The campus is spread over 9.5 acres with a builtup space of 3 million sqft that can house 15,000 people.
This the US giant’s first owned office building outside the US and has the capacity to house three times the number of people that its largest building in the US does.
With this, Hyderabad will be home to not only a third of Amazon’s 62,000-plus headcount in India but also its largest employee base outside the US and the largest tech base outside Seattle.
“Spread over nearly 10 acres, this facility is also the largest office building in Amazon’s global portfolio. With the addition of this building in Hyderabad, we will have 4 million square feet of office space across 8 buildings in the city,” said John Schoettler, vice-president of global real estate and facilities, Amazon.