Amazon first began operations in Tamil Nadu in 2005, with close to 50 employees based in Chennai. Today, with over 14,000 employees in the state, Tamil Nadu has emerged as a significant location for Amazon’s people and business strategy. Several technology, engineering, devices, and operations teams operate from the company’s offices across Chennai, and have contributed in developing some of Amazon’s most notable innovations across Amazon devices.
Our new office, occupying 18 floors in the World Trade Centre at the Perungudi area, was inaugurated today by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Thiru MK Stalin, and is testament to our continued commitment to the state. Thiru Mano Thangaraj — Minister of IT, Government of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Neeraj Mittal — Secretary, Department of IT, Government of Tamil Nadu, and other senior officials from the state government were also present at the launch event.
“The latest expansion and investment will bind both the economic and social well-being of the state. We welcome this development from Amazon, and congratulate them on launching their new office.”
I am very happy to inaugurate @amazon's largest office facility in TN and the second largest in India. Another milestone in TN’s journey towards being a One Trillion Dollar economy! Look forward to @amazonIN’s continued efforts towards job creation and infra expansion in TN! pic.twitter.com/ZGBFv8F29n— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) March 29, 2022
“The infrastructure developments in Tamil Nadu have been a result of our investment-friendly policies and commitment to creating new jobs for the talent pool in the state. We believe that the launch of Amazon’s new office in Chennai will have a multiplier effect on the state economy. The latest expansion and investment will bind both the economic and social well-being of the state. We welcome this development from Amazon and congratulate them on launching their new office,” said MK Stalin, Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu.
The newest Chennai office will support over 6000 employees and occupy 18 floors in the World Trade Centre building. This takes Amazon’s total office area in Tamil Nadu to over 21 lakh square feet.
The office building features state-of-the-art design and facilities that will operate with significantly lower costs than any conventional building by incorporating internationally recognized building standards. These standards allow an estimated 23% reduction in annual energy consumption and a 76% reduction in drinking water consumption. This will further contribute to a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the office building. The new office will function in full capacity once the pandemic-induced remote working scenario stabilizes. Amazon aims to create a safe space for employees, continuing to keep their health and safety as the top-most priority.
Each detail is aimed at improving employee well-being and efficiency, where they can benefit from Amazon’s agile environment to select from a variety of collaborative workspaces to suit their needs. Amazon has implemented a series of preventative health measures for employees, associates, and partners at its offices and adheres to government guidelines to provide a safe work environment.
“ With its uniquely skilled talent that has led some of our best innovations, the state of Tamil Nadu has emerged as a critical talent hub for Amazon in India. ”
Our journey so far
Amazon has two corporate offices in Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai and one office in Saravanampatti in Coimbatore. The company continues to expand its employee base in the region to serve its customers and enhance their experience.
Amazon has made significant investments in fulfilment infrastructure in the state. The company has 4 Fulfilment Centres and 3 Sort Centres, enabling work opportunities for tens of thousands of youth.
In 2021, Amazon setup its first devices manufacturing unit in India in the state of Tamil Nadu. Hundreds of thousands of Fire TV Stick devices are manufactured in this facility, catering to the demands of customers across India. These investments in infrastructure in Tamil Nadu has helped generate thousands of jobs in the state.
“We are excited to launch our new office here in Chennai. With its uniquely skilled talent that has led some of our best innovations, the state of Tamil Nadu has emerged as a critical talent hub for Amazon in India. The new office is a reaffirmation of our growth and commitment to the state, and we will continue to expand and invest in our employee base in the region to serve our customers and enhance their experience,” Vinod Mathews, Director, Global Real Estate & Facilities said.