India's veteran industrialist Gautam Adani has made a big announcement today. The Adani Group has joined hands with the country's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart for for logistics and data centre-related businesses.

In this partnership, Flipkart will work with Adani group’s entity Adani Logistics Ltd to strengthen Flipkart’s supply chain infrastructure and enhance its ability to serve its customers.

In the partnership, AdaniConneX will build Flipkart's new Tier 4 data centre and Adani Logistics, India's Adani Group's logistics unit, will build 534,000 sqft fulfilment centre for Flipkart. AdaniConnex Pvt Ltd is a new Joint Venture formed recently between EdgeConneX and Adani Enterprises Limited. 

As per the deal, a new fulfilment centre spread across 5.34 lakh sq. ft. will be opened in Mumbai.

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.

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.

In addition to strengthening Flipkart’s supply chain infrastructure, the company expect 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.

“The AdaniConneX data centre is a brand-new facility enabling Flipkart to design the data centre to its growing infrastructure needs with a significant focus on security and keeping data locally within India,” the statement added.

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