Flipkart partners with Adani to strengthen logistics, supply chain data
April 12, 2021: The e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart, today announced a commercial partnership with the Indian multinational infrastructure company Adani Group to improve logistics and data centre capabilities.
April 12, 2021: The Indian e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart, today announced a commercial partnership with the Indian multinational infrastructure company Adani Group to improve logistics and data centre capabilities.
Flipkart will work with Adani Logistics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), to strengthen Flipkart™s supply chain infrastructure and further enhance its ability to serve its rapidly growing base of customers.
In addition, Flipkart will set up its third data centre at Adaniconnex Chennai based facility, leveraging AdaniConneX™s expertise and data centre technology solutions. Adaniconnex is a new Joint Venture formed between EdgeConneX and Adani Enterprises.
As part of this partnership, Adani Logistics will construct a massive 5,34,000 sq. ft. fulfilment centre in its upcoming logistics hub in Mumbai that will be leased to Flipkart. The centre is expected to be operational in Q3 2022 and will have the capacity to house 10 million units of sellers™ inventory at any point.
The other prong of the partnership will see Flipkart developing its third data centre at the AdaniConnecX facility as a part of one of the largest private cloud deployments in the country, thereby further strengthening its growing marketplace e-commerce business in India.
Karan Adani, chief executive officer of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) said, œThis 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. Flipkart has been instrumental in defining e-commerce adoption in India, both through the value it creates and its constant technological innovation to serve its consumers.
Kalyan Krishnamurthy, chief executive officer, Flipkart Group, said, œThe 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. These investments will help us strengthen our presence and capabilities in India to support MSMEs and sellers while also accelerating job creation and growth.