JD MRO Acquires VIPMRO, Adding Accesses to Over 100,000 Stores

JD MRO Acquires VIPMRO, Adding Accesses to Over 100,000 Stores

by Yuchuan Wang

JD MRO, JD.com’s B2B subsidiary for industrial maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services, announced today it has completed the acquisition of VIPMRO, China’s leading procurement platform for MRO products. The acquisition gives JD access to VIPMRO’s over 100,000 offline retail stores.

MRO business covers over 10 million SKUs, many of which are long-tail and non-standard items. Through the strategic investment in VIPMRO, JD is able to speed up its development in the MRO industry while satisfying increasing demands from clients.

VIPMRO will be positioned as a sub-brand of JD MRO and provide its services to offline retail stores. Connecting with manufacturers will help JD build an even more comprehensive and smarter supply chain for MRO products.

In addition, through “Partner Store” plan, JD MRO will provide digital solutions for offline stores in the areas of product selection, transportation and delivery, installation and more, to improve their operations efficiency.

Chunzheng Song, vice president of JD.com and president of JD Business said, “The acquisition of VIPMRO and the launch of Partner Store plan are only parts of JD’s investment in MRO industry. JD Business will further integrate resources in the market related with procurement and provide valuable long-chain services to enterprise clients.”

 

(yuchuan.wang@jd.com)

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