A subsidiary of Amazon India is planning to open a research centre, as the e-commerce giant aims to boost its presence in the country.
The Amazon India Research and Development Centre, or RAID, will be located in the Hyderabad Industrial Park, which is currently being used as a hub for research.
Amazon India chief executive Rajesh Mishra said the centre would be based at a location that is near to research labs and laboratories.
The company will be looking to increase its research output in India.
The centre, if approved by the state government, will enable the company to access cutting edge technologies from Indian universities, Mishra added.
“It will enable us to leverage our strengths in research and development to create solutions for customers.
RAID will help us focus on the business areas that we have been working on for the last three years.
We are taking all of this into account and looking to expand the footprint of RAID in the future,” he said.
Amazon has made a concerted effort to make itself more visible in India and is looking to set up research centres in cities such as Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.
The e-tailer has invested heavily in the area and recently hired former Google employee Kunal Bahl to head up its research and innovation division.
Amazon is also planning to launch a new cloud-based marketplace in India, and has also begun work on the Amazon Go service.