Mighty US-based-e-commerce Amazon, on Wednesday, unveiled its new campus in Hyderabad and claimed that this is their largest global campus. The company not only promised to house 15,000 employees, but also intends to impart the best facilities to them.
The campus structure is known to have over 2.5 times more steel than the Eiffel Tower, measured by weight and extends over 9.5 acres of land. Leading companies like Amazon never compromise when it comes to building a magnificent infrastructure. As a statement has already addressed the fact that Amazon has three fulfillment centres in Telangana which offers more than 3.2 million cubic feet of storage space to sellers, two sort centres with one lakh square feet of processing capacity and 90 delivery stations.
Amazon Vice President of Global Real Estate and Facilities John Schoettler, stated that this is Amazon’s single largest building in the world, in terms of total area. He further highlighted on the inside details that the building contains, focusing upon its construction area which covers 3 million square feet. Besides, the office space includes 15,000 work points, built across 1.8 million square feet.
The Vice President even reported that “We have eight buildings in Hyderabad with 4 million sq ft of office space. We are going to be migrating some of the employees out of some of those facilities (to the new campus).
So far as of today, we moved around 4,500 to the (new campus). The building can hold – at any given point of time – 15,000 people.”
Outside the US, this is the only Amazon-owned campus. Moreover Amazon’s focus is on talent in India and such a move motivates 62,000 full-time employees, working inside the campus.
“It (Hyderabad campus) is also the largest technology base outside Seattle (Amazon’s headquarters). The employees (in Hyderabad) include software development engineers, machine learning scientists, product managers, finance and many other functions,” Amazon India Senior VP and Country Manager Amit Agarwal addressed.
Amazon produced the basic idea for structure of campus building on March 30, 2016. Averages of 2,000 workers were on the plot every day, for 39 months continuously, in order to construct the building, spending 18 million man-hours daily.
While crafting the new expansions, this company also focused on sustainability. The campus has more than 300 trees marking its grounds and three specimen trees aged over 200 years, accompanied by an 850,000-litre water recycling plant, Schoettler said.
Pointing towards the company’s dedication to the Indian market, Agarwal further said it has already publicized USD 5 billion investments in India, and another USD 500 million in food and retail.“We continue to invest across all over businesses,” he added.
“As far as our services go, we don’t see any slowdown. There could be multiple reasons. I think one thing to keep in mind is that e-commerce is very; very small…it is probably just 3 per cent (of total retail). When you are that small, there is so much room to grow,” he said.
Agarwal said that Amazon had launched its Global Selling programme in India a few years ago, which allows small and medium businesses in the country to merchandise to customers in other countries.
Lastly he added “What we have seen is while we have 500,000 sellers in the marketplace selling nationally, for exports already we have 50,000 signed up. We have 140 million items that are available on Amazon.com in the global marketplaces. The cumulative exports so far, since launch, have crossed USD 1 billion and in the next three years, it is expected to go 5 times to USD 5 billion”.