Amazon begins work on biggest campus outside US in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Global e-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday commenced work on its biggest campus in India in Hyderabad, which will be its largest facility outside the US.

The campus is coming up on nearly 10 acres of land in financial district Gachibowli.

The new state-of-the-art campus is expected to be ready in 2019 and would house thousands of employees managing backend operations for Amazon’s various global business and technology teams.

Telangana’s IT minister K.T. Rama Rao laid the foundation for the facility in the presence of David Zapolsky, Amazon’s senior vice president and general counsel legal.

This marks Amazon’s second significant investment in the state in one year. Last year, it had announced the launch of one of its biggest fulfilment centres in the country near Hyderabad.

“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,” said Zapolsky.

“We are very excited with the growth momentum that we have been witnessing for our India business. For Amazon, India continues to be one of our highest priority investments and we plan to invest with a long-term focus,” he added.

Amazon established its backend operations in Hyderabad in 2005-06. Today, thousands of Amazonians work in Hyderabad lending backend support to not just the India business but several business and technology teams across the world, the company said.

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