India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart announced a strategic and commercial partnership with the Adani Group, India’s multinational infrastructure company.
Flipkart will work with Adani Logistics Limited which is a diversified end-to-end logistics service provider and a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Limited, in order to strengthen the supply chain infrastructure of Flipkart and enhance its ability to serve the growing base of customers. Flipkart will set its third data centre at Adaniconnex Private Limited Chennai based facility, leveraging AdaniConneX’s data centre technology solutions, the company said in a press statement. Fliplart is an e-commerce player and is owned by Walmart.
Adaniconnex Private Limited is a joint venture between EdgeConneX and Adani Enterprises Limited.
Adani Logistics Limited will build a 534,000 sq. ft. fulfilment centre in its upcoming logistics hub in Mumbai which will be leased to Flipkart to deal with the growing demand for e-commerce in Western India and support market access of thousands of sellers and Micro Small Medium enterprises. The centre is expected to be operational in Q3 2022 and will have the capacity to house 10 million units of sellers inventory. This partnership will create employment opportunities. 2,500 direct and thousands of indirect jobs. Added the company.
Flipkarts data centre at AdaniConnecX will be a part of the largest private cloud deployments in the country. The data centre has been designed to meet the standards in reliability, security and sustainability. This partnership will help Flipkart to design the data centre to its growing infrastructure needs along with the focus on security and keeping data locally within India.
“I am delighted to see two of India’s fastest-growing businesses come together to help build some of the most critical as well as state-of-the-art infrastructure that our nation needs. This broad-ranging partnership across our logistics and data centre businesses is a unique business model, and we see this as a great opportunity to serve Flipkart’s physical as well as digital infrastructure needs. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership as we focus on learning from each other as well as leveraging our mutual strengths to prioritise consumers and development of India’s MSME ecosystem”, said Karan Adani, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ).
“The Adani Group is unmatched in the way it has gone about building infrastructure across India. What it brought to us was a unique combination of logistics, real estate, green energy, and data centre infrastructure capabilities. We are delighted to initiate our association with the Adani Group to strengthen our supply chain and technology infrastructure. At the Flipkart Group, we are focused on ensuring that our customers get access to a wide range of products made available by sellers across the country as we continuously innovate to drive greater affordability. Our logistics network and technology stack are instrumental in making this a reality. These investments will help us strengthen our presence and capabilities in India to support MSMEs and sellers while also accelerating job creation and growth”, said Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Chief Executive Officer, Flipkart Group.