Skip to comments.In South India, Amazon Builds Its Largest Office Yet
Posted on 10/15/2020 2:29:27 AM PDT by Cronos
The austere building is hardly distinguishable in the landscape of glass and concrete buildings making up Asias Silicon Valley, as Hyderabad, India, is known. It is one of Amazons latest developments, the online retailers largest office building in the world.
With plans to cement its place as the center of gravity around which online retail revolves, Amazon has turned to India, the worlds fastest-growing market for internet users. And it has picked Hyderabad, a city of nearly 10 million in Indias south, as its base of operations.
...Hyderabad has emerged in a few short years as a technology and financial center, a beacon for young talent. The city, which saw the biggest surge in tech office space last year, is already a base in India for other multinational tech companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple, which spent $25 million for the development of its offices there.
Hyderabad is a known software tech talent center, and the government has been an enabler for us to have a campus this size, said Minari Shah, an Amazon spokeswoman. This is an important confirmation of how India continues to be important to Amazon.
Over the last decade, the technology behemoth has woven itself into the fabric of Indian life. And now, four years after construction began, the Hyderabad office, Amazons first fully owned office outside the United States, joins 40 other offices, 67 shipping centers, 1,400 delivery stations and a work force of more than 60,000 (plus 155,000 contractors) in the country.
The record size of the building 1.8 million square feet and the total campus area are equal to nearly 65 football fields. They have come to symbolize a defining feature of Indias booming tech industry: the inexorable presence of international tech companies.
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Are they moving to India, to escape Anti-Trust laws? Or is it just to insure the flow of cheap foreign techs? Or both?
Or to conduct business inside the country.
Maybe to provide goods for over a billion customers instead of the couple of hundred million here; when our jobs went to Asia, individual incomes did as well. That is why Hollywood is so focused on Red Chinese audiences.
That building is larger than it at first appears.
I think it is 14 or 15 stories high.
“....67 shipping centers, 1,400 delivery stations and a work force of more than 60,000 (plus 155,000 contractors) in the country.”
If you have 1400 delivery stations in India, guess who you are delivering packages to?
All the tech and front and back office positions moving to India. Only gruelingly brutal warehouse distribution center and contractor delivery jobs will remain in the US - all at minimum wage.
Imagine the scent in the office buildings from all the curry....
Hyderabad is a known software tech talent center, and the government has been an enabler for us to have a campus this size, said Minari Shah, an Amazon spokeswoman.
Foreign techs at very least.