Apple expands presence in India with State-of-the-Art 15-storey office in Bengaluru

According to a statement released by the company, the Bengaluru office represents a pivotal milestone in Apple’s longstanding presence in India, spanning more than 25 years.

Tech giant Apple has significantly increased its footprint in India with the inauguration of a new 15-storey office situated in the heart of Bengaluru, reinforcing its commitment to the country’s vibrant tech landscape. The new facility, located at Minsk Square, is expected to accommodate up to 1200 employees, further bolstering Apple’s existing workforce of nearly 3,000 in India.

This move marks a substantial addition to Apple’s corporate office network in key Indian cities, including Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Gurugram. According to a statement released by the company, the Bengaluru office represents a pivotal milestone in Apple’s longstanding presence in India, spanning more than 25 years.

Strategically positioned near prominent landmarks such as the parliament, high court, central library, Chinnaswamy cricket stadium, and one of Bengaluru’s largest green parks, the new office at Minsk Square offers a central and accessible location for Apple’s operations. The proximity to the Cubbon Park metro station further enhances convenience for employees relying on public transit.

Apple’s commitment to sustainability is evident in the design and features of the new office. The interior incorporates locally sourced materials, including stone, wood, and fabric, contributing to a unique and environmentally conscious workspace. Filled with native plants, the office embraces a green aesthetic while prioritizing energy conservation.

Notably, the facility is designed to run entirely on renewable energy, aligning with Apple’s broader initiative to reduce its environmental impact. The company aims to secure a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating for the office, emphasizing its dedication to the highest standards of eco-friendly architecture. Apple achieved carbon neutrality for its corporate operations in 2020 and has powered all its facilities with 100 per cent renewable energy since 2018.

Expressing enthusiasm about the expansion, an Apple spokesperson conveyed the company’s thrill at broadening its presence in India with the inauguration of a new office in the heart of Bengaluru. The dynamic city already houses numerous talented teams specializing in software engineering, hardware technologies, operations, customer support, and various other functions. The spokesperson highlighted that consistent with Apple’s approach, the workspace is meticulously designed to nurture innovation, creativity, and connection. The representative emphasized that the newly established office provides an exceptional environment for teams to collaborate effectively.

Situated in the Central Business District, Minsk Square commands an average rental rate of approximately ₹164 per sq ft per month, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s Market Beat report. While the micro market faces high demand, the availability of Grade A space remains limited, contributing to the premium rental rates.

Apple’s recent foray into physical retail spaces in India, with stores in Mumbai and Delhi, further underscores the company’s strategic focus on strengthening its presence in one of the world’s fastest-growing tech markets. The Bengaluru office stands not only as a testament to Apple’s commitment to innovation but also as a symbol of its dedication to sustainable and eco-friendly business practices in India.