GOJEK launches GET in Bangkok, rolls out food delivery service

Gojek driver helmets are seen during Go-Food festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

GOJEK has officially launched in Bangkok following its beta roll-out in the Thai capital last December.

The Indonesian ride-hailing unicorn has also announced that it will roll out its food delivery services, and expand existing ride-hailing and courier services to cover 80 per cent of Bangkok.

GOJEK currently operates through a local affiliate called GET in Thailand. GET’s ride-hailing services are offered through GET WIN and its courier delivery through GET DELIVERY. Its new food delivery service will be called GET FOOD.

Pinya Nittayakasetwat, CEO and co-founder of GET, said: “In the two months since our beta launch, which covered a limited area of the city, we have completed two million trips. This is undeniable proof of the need for more choice in our sector. Our driver-partners have already traveled a distance of over three million kilometres, or around seven trips to the moon and back.”

According to a statement, GET will introduce a driver benefits programme which will include training, vehicle insurance, life insurance for drivers and family members as well as a savings plan.

Last October, GOJEK’s head of international expansion said that Bangkok was one of the most challenging markets to penetrate due to a highly complex and localised network of ‘P’win’ motorbike drivers allowed to ride in select districts within the city.

GOJEK’s overseas expansion has gone full throttle since its beta launch in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam last December. The team has previously said it plans to extend its services to Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia in 2019.

GOJEK is currently working on an extended Series F round, with over $1 billion raised from investors such as Mitsubishi Corp. and Provident Capital, along with Google, JD.com and Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Last week, DEALSTREETASIA reported that GOJEK has hired Citibank to work on this fundraising project to raise an additional $2 billion. The new funds will likely comprise a mix of equity and debt funding.

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