Major e-commerce website Flipkart will be setting up its third data centre in Chennai, at the city-based Adaniconnex Private Limited facility, the company announced on Monday. Adaniconnex Private Limited is a new joint venture formed between EdgeConneX, a company that provides global data centres, and Adani Enterprises Limited.
According to a release by Flipkart, the third data centre at the AdaniConnecX facility will strengthen its growing marketplace e-commerce business in India. The data centre has been designed to meet the highest standards in reliability, security, and sustainability, which will capitalise on the Adani Groupâ€™s capability as the largest solar player in the country to generate and source green power, the company said. 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.
Flipkart on Monday also announced that it will be tying up with the Adani Group to construct a 5,34,000 sq. ft. fulfilment centre in its upcoming logistics hub in Mumbai. The centre will be leased to Flipkart to address the growing demand for e-commerce in western India and support market access of several thousands of sellers and MSMEs in the region, the release by the company said.
The centre is expected to be operational in October-December 2022 and will have the capacity to house 10 million units of sellersâ€™ inventory at any point. In addition to strengthening Flipkartâ€™s supply chain infrastructure to support MSMEs and sellers, the facility will enhance local employment and is expected to create nearly 2,500 direct jobs and thousands of indirect jobs, the company said.
The Adani Group is a diversified organisation with a combined market cap of $100 Bn comprising 6 publicly traded companies. Flipkart Group is one of India's leading digital commerce entities and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, and Flipkart Wholesale. Started in 2007, Flipkart has a registered customer base of over 300 million, offering over 150 million products across 80+ categories.