Amazon breaks ground for its largest campus outside US 

Amazon breaks ground for its largest campus outside US 
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Global e-commerce major Amazon on Wednesday commenced work on its new mega campus in at the city. Spread over 10 acre, the new campus will be Amazon’s biggest campus in India and as well as its largest facility outside the US, its home country.

Hyderabad facility coming up on a 10-acre site will be ready by 2019

Hyderabad: Global e-commerce major Amazon on Wednesday commenced work on its new mega campus in at the city. Spread over 10 acre, the new campus will be Amazon’s biggest campus in India and as well as its largest facility outside the US, its home country.

Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao laid foundation stone for the new campus which marks the ecommerce player’s second significant investment in the State in a span of one year.

Last year, Amazon opened one of its biggest fulfilment centres in the country on the Hyderabad outskirts. The Telangana fulfilment centre, which spread over 280,000 square feet, is currently helping hundreds of SMEs in Telangana to service their customers across the country and benefit from the booming digital economy.

The new state-of-the-art campus in Gachibowli which is likely to be ready in 2019 will house thousands of employees, managing backend operations for Amazon’s various global business and technology teams. However, Amazon has revealed the investment that is going into the new facility.

“We are extremely happy to see Telangana as Amazon’s destination of choice for their new campus. This new facility promises to add thousands of jobs and provide a fillip to the local economy,” said the IT Minister after laying the foundation stone.

We will continue to make all efforts to make Telangana an investor-friendly State and help companies like Amazon expand their presence in the region, he added.

“Telangana has been home to our IT operations since 2005-06 and our presence in the State has grown multifold since then. With a pool of quality talent, state-of-the art infrastructure and a progressive government, the State was a natural choice for us to set up our largest campus in India here.

We are very excited with the growth momentum that we have been witnessing for our India business,” said David Zapolsky, SVP & General Counsel Legal, Amazon.

For Amazon, India continues to be one of our highest priority investments and we plan to invest with a long-term focus, he added. Speaking on the occasion, IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said Telangana government had issued all permits to Amazon including the complicated ones in a matter of 10 days, under the TS-iPASS.

“We continue to be very sensitive to all their needs from time to time. This is a big day for the Hyderabad IT industry,” he added. Amazon established its backend operations in Hyderabad way back in 2005-06. Today, thousands of Amazon employees work in the city, lending backend support to not just the India business, but several business and technology teams across the world.

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