In order to attract a large portion of proposed investments of $2 billion into India, Global ecommerce giant Amazon has planned to set up its second largest global delivery centre outside the US in Hyderabad.
This move is planned a year after the Seattle-based online market firm had decided to build one of its largest Indian fulfilment centre (warehouse) over an area of 2,80,000 sq ft near Hyderabad.
This progress also comes close to Apple choosing Hyderabad to set up its largest technology development centre outside the US and Google announcing to set up a huge campus in the city. According to a senior Telangana bureaucrat, the state government has allotted a 10-acre land to Amazon where it proposes to build 2.9 million square feet development centre to house a 13,500 member strong team. The current headcount at Amazon development centre at Hyderabad is around 1,000 across multiple offices.
With a keen interest to target Indian market, Amazon currently has a 30,000 square feet area of office space rented out at ONE BKC Mumbai and a 1.2-million square feet office space leased out in Bengaluru.
Jayesh Ranjan, Telangana's IT Secretary said that land for the facility (at Hyderabad) is currently under a long-lease with the Government of Telangana. On the other hand a senior government official said that Amazon would lay the foundation stone for the proposed global delivery centre on March 30. The event is likely to be graced by Amazon’s senior VP David Zapolksy and vice president John Morgan.