On Monday, Flipkart announced a commercial alliance with the Adani Group to improve the Walmart-owned company’s logistics and data center capabilities while also creating around 2,500 direct jobs. Flipkart will collaborate with Adani Logistics Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, in this two-pronged alliance to improve its supply chain infrastructure and further enhance its ability to support its increasingly increasing customer base, according to a statement.
Flipkart will also open its third data center at Adaniconnex’s Chennai facility, leveraging the latter’s experience and industry-leading data center technology solutions, according to the company. EdgeConneX and Adani Enterprises Ltd have formed Adaniconnex, a new joint venture.
The partnership’s financial details were not revealed. Adani Logistics Ltd will construct a 5.34 lakh sq ft fulfillment center (warehouse) in its upcoming logistics hub in Mumbai, which will be leased to Flipkart to meet the increasing demand for e-commerce in western India and help market access for thousands of sellers and MSMEs in the area, as part of this collaboration. The facility, which will use cutting-edge technology, is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2022 and will have the ability to store 10 million units of sellers’ inventory at any given time.
The facility would boost local employment and create around 2,500 direct jobs and thousands of indirect jobs, it said, in addition to improving Flipkart’s supply chain infrastructure to support MSMEs and sellers. The data center, on the other hand, has been built to meet the highest efficiency, security, and sustainability standards to take advantage of the Adani project.
The Group’s ability to produce and import green power is the country’s largest solar player. The AdaniConneX data center is a new facility that allows Flipkart to tailor the data center to its evolving technology needs, with a strong emphasis on security and holding data in India.
As it continues to evolve to drive greater affordability, the Flipkart Group is focused on ensuring that consumers have access to a wide variety of products made available by sellers across the country.