Amazon ups investments in Telangana

To open its biggest campus outside the US in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, March 30, 2016:Amazon today announced fresh investments in the state of Telangana with the commencement of work on its new campus in Gachibowli, Hyderabad in the state of Telangana. Spread over nearly 10 acres of land, the new campus will be Amazon’s biggest campus in India and as well as its largest campus outside the US. This marks Amazon’s second significant investment in the state in a matter of one year. Last year Amazon had announced the launch of one of its biggest Fulfilment Centres in the country in Hyderabad. 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.

Shri K. T Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for IT, Panchayat Raj, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Government of Telangana layed the Foundation Stone at the new site today in the presence of Shri. Jayesh Ranjan IAS, Secretary IT, Government of Telangana, Shri. Amarnath Reddy Atmakuri, Chief Relations Officer, Government of Telangana, Mr. David Zapolsky, SVP & General Counsel Legal, Amazon, Mr. John Morgan, VP International Legal, Amazon, Mr. Rakesh Bakshi, India Legal Director, Amazon, Mr. Konatham Dileep, Director of Digital media, IT Department, Mr. E. V. Narasimha Reddy, VC and MD, Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC), Mr. Vinod Kumar, Zonal Manager, Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) and several other dignitaries.

Welcoming this fresh investment by Amazon in the state of Telangana, Mr. K. T Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister of IT & Panchayat Raj, Government of Telangana, said “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. 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.”

Speaking on the occasion Mr. David Zapolsky, SVP & General Counsel Legal, Amazon said, “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. For Amazon, India continues to be one of our highest priority investments and we plan to invest with a long-term focus.”

On the occasion Shri. Jayesh Ranjan IAS, Secretary IT, Government of Telangana said “We have 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.”

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. Last year Amazon inaugurated its first Fulfilment Centre in Telangana situated nearby Hyderabad. The Telangana FC - spread over 280,000 square feet - is one of the company’s biggest FCs in India and today is helping hundreds of SMEs in Telangana to service their customers across the country and benefit from India’s flourishing digital economy.

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