SunstarTV Bureau: India’s largest e-commerce brand Flipkart has entered into a strategic and commercial partnership with Adani group for logistics and data centre related businesses, where Flipkart will work Adani group’s entity to strengthen its supply chain infrastructure for customers.
The partnership deal has lain to open a new centre spread across 5.34 lakh sq.ft will be opened in Mumbai.
Goutam Adani announced the news by tweeting, “Homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart is our new strategic partner. In the two-prong partnership, AdaniConneX will build their new Tier 4 data centre and Adani Logistics, Indias leader in logistics, will build their 534,000 sqft fulfilment centre. Thousands of new jobs in Mumbai.”
Along with this, Flipkart will set up its third data centre at AdaniConneX Private Limited, its Chennai-based facility, leveraging AdaniConneX’s expertise and data centre technology solutions.
Earlier, AdaniConnex Pvt Ltd, a new Joint Venture formed in between EdgeConneX and Adani Enterprises Limited.
The centre is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2022 and will have the capacity to house 10 million units of sellers’ inventory.
Meanwhile, to strengthening Flipkart’s supply chain infrastructure, the company expects the facility to enhance local employment and create 2,500 direct jobs and thousands of indirect jobs.
The other prong of the partnership will see Flipkart developing its third data centre at the AdaniConnecX Chennai facility as a part of one of the largest private cloud deployments in the country, thereby further strengthening its e-commerce business in India.