Apple already has a presence in several cities in India, but it is now expanding its presence in India’s startup capital as well.
Apple has opened a new 15-floor office in Bangalore. The office is located in Minsk Square on Cubbon Road, and is located close to the Cubbon Road metro station. The office will house as many as 1,200 employees, and has parking space for 740 cars. Apple’s new office will be used by employees in diverse roles including software, hardware, services, IS&T, operations, customer support, among others.
“Apple is thrilled to expand in India with our new office in the heart of Bengaluru,” an Apple spokesperson said. “This dynamic city is already home to so many of our talented teams, including software engineering and hardware technologies, operations, customer support, and more. Like everything we do at Apple, this workspace is created to foster innovation, creativity, and connection. It’s an amazing space for our teams to collaborate,” they added.
The pictures from Apple’s Bangalore office show wood-paneled walls and ceilings. The layout is clean and minimalistic, much like Apple’s products. There are also meeting rooms with glass walls, and inviting seating and breakout areas with greenery and plants.
The office also has tasteful art on the walls, which pops out through the structure’s brown-gray palette. There are also high chairs for seating, and standing desks. Much of the wood, stone, fabrics for the walls and the flooring is locally sourced.
Apple’s Bangalore office also has designated lab space, places for wellness and cooperation, and Caffe Macs. The office also runs entirely on 100 per cent renewable energy and strives for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating which is the highest level of LEED certification.
This is Apple’s second office in Bangalore — the company already has an office in UB City. Apple also operates an office in Hyderabad which focuses on the development of maps for Apple products, and employs over 3,500 people. It has corporate offices in Mumbai and Gurgaon as well. Recently, Apple had opened its first stores in India in Mumbai and Delhi. The company is already manufacturing and assembling its phones in India, and has already created over 1 lakh manufacturing jobs.
Apple appears to have bet big on India, and this is showing in how it’s expanding its footprint across the country in areas ranging from manufacturing, engineering, and even its flagship stores. This expansion has been aided and abetted by the Indian government — through its PLI scheme, the government has incentivized Apple and other companies to make in India, and it’s also negotiated on some regulations which were preventing Apple from opening stores in India. And thus far, the partnership seems to be working out — the world’s most valuable companies seems to be partnering with the world’s fastest growing economy to build products and services for users around the globe.