Spread across a whopping 9.5 acres, the campus can house around 15,000 people in its 3 million square feet space. Known to be the largest employee base apart from the US, Amazon can hold about 3 times the employees in the US building.
Amit Agarwal, senior vice president, and country manager, Amazon India, said that it is set to roof the company's tech manpower, which will include development engineers and machine learning scientists, along with product managers, finance and other functions.
Amit said “This facility is 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." He also added, “We have already migrated around 4,500 employees to the new campus and will be migrating more people from our other leased facilities.”
Amazon refused to reveal it's investment figures but it has revealed that it has invested $5 billion in India and has devoted another $500 million in food retail. Although they still refuse to reveal actual figures, they have assured India's importance in Amazon's schemes.
“We haven’t seen any slowdown yet. One reason could be that e-commerce is a very small portion of retail, probably just 3% of retail consumption. When it is that small there is so much room to grow,” said Amit.
The Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Amazon Vice-President Global Real Estate and Facilities Director John Schoettler and Amazon-India Senior Vice-President and Country Manager Amit Agarwal, inaugurated the campus.
The Hyderabad campus was built during Amazon's strong battles with Walmart in India. Agarwal stated that e-commerce has not reached its potential in India, with its consumption limited to less than 3 percent.