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Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India

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Published on August 22, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday (August 21) launched its biggest campus in the world in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

Edward Baran reports.

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Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India

Amazon launched its biggest campus in the world in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on Wednesday.

The move is part of its expansion plans in the country that's been one of its fastest growing overseas markets.

The new campus in India is spread over 9.5 acres and has cost "hundreds of millions of dollars", the company said.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) AMAZON INDIA COUNTRY MANAGER, AMIT AGARWAL, SAYING: "It can house 15,000 employeesโ€ฆ you know Hyderabad is very exciting for us because already a third of our employee base is in this city and this campus will continue to allow us to grow." Amazon has 62,000 employees in India, roughly a third of whom are based in Hyderabad.

The company says the new campus will host employees across divisions, including Amazon Web Services.

India is considered the last major growth market for the e-commerce giant, but it faces increasing competition from local players.

Founder Jeff Bezos has committed an investment of over 5 billion US dollars for India operations as the company seeks to fend off competition from Walmart's e-commerce unit Flipkart.

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