Apple Inc. is one of the largest private corporations in the world, headquartered in 1 Apple Park Way, Cupertino, California. It is one of the largest companies in terms of many factors, by revenue, by net profit, and the number of employees. In the last two decades, Apple Inc. had seen rapid growth in the sales of its products, especially in the iPhone and iPad. As of today, the market cap of Apple Inc. is US$1.29T, which makes it one of the largest private companies in the world.
Let’s talk about their marvelous headquarter complex, located in Cupertino, California. This headquarter complex was opened in April 2017. Let’s interesting facts!
How Much Does It Cost?
Apple Inc. wanted to make one of the best corporate headquarters in the world. For this, they have spent US$5billion, the land cost was $160 million (estimated). This makes it one of the most expensive corporate headquarters in the world.
Did you know? This headquarter has only 4 floors but the floor area is vast i.e. 2,800,000 sq ft (260,000 m2). The company has acquired about the ground of 175 acres to construct this headquarter complex. It is one of the largest corporate headquarters by area with the vast floor area. The complex can accommodate more than 12,000 staff.
Interesting Way to Power the Headquarter Complex
According to the news report published in April 2018, the complex is mostly powered by renewable energy. The solar panels are installed on the headquarters’ roof which eventually generates huge 17 megawatts of power. Due to the vast nature of solar panels, on the whole, headquarter complex, this makes it one of the biggest solar roofs of the world.
One of the Largest Gym Areas
Did you know? Apple Inc. is concerned about their employee’s fitness. Hence, they have built one of the largest gym areas in the world. This fitness center or also known as wellness center can serve up to 20,000 employees from around the complex area. This fitness area is located in 100,000 square-foot with good facilities, such as showers, group sessions, changing rooms, laundry services, and rooms.
More Bikes for Getting Around
Cycling is one of the best ways to be fit. The company has made the arrangement of about 1,000 bikes on the campus exclusively available to the employees. This is very rare among large corporations due to the non-availability of open space in the urban area.
iPhone Inspired Toilets!
Did you know? Apple has tried everything to make it clean and looks alike iPhone like the design. Even toilets in the headquarter complex are inspired by the iPhone. The toilets in this complex are sleek just like their phone and with tolerances much smaller than the industry standard of 1/8 inch.