Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group and Singapore-based ride-hailing app Grab set up a strategic partnership in Indonesia under which is e-commerce site MatahariMall will benefit from Grab’s transport and deliveries service.
John Riady, a Lippo Group Director added,”Our combined knowledge of the Indonesia market will help us build the most effective online-to-offline experience – to ensure that online shoppers anywhere in Indonesia can receive or collect their purchases easily.”
According to MD Grab Indonesia Ridzki Kramadibrata added that Grab will offer its transport and deliveries expertise to further enhance MatahariMall’s online-to-offline experience.
“We are proud to partner with Grab, and believe that the joining of forces of two of the leading Southeast Asian tech and Internet companies will contribute to Indonesia’s continued economic growth,” said Emisyah Satar, executive director of Lippo Group.
While, Anthony Tan, group CEO and co-founder of Grab says,“Technology can be a key driver of economic growth, and we are both invested in opening the digital economy to all Indonesians.”
GrabCar business has exceeded 50 percent of the private car market share in Indonesia by end-2015 and grew 30 percent last month, said Grab officials.
On March 16, 2016, the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs approved the establishment of a cooperative for Grab’s drivers. Grab is now incorporated in Indonesia and is fully compliant with all applicable laws, including tax laws.
Minister of Communications and Information Technology said that the solution to form cooperatives have received permission from the president Joko Widodo and vice president Jusuf Kalla
“We are heartened by the progressive stance of the Indonesian Government to regulate the online ride-hailing industry. We are grateful for the guidance from Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Ministry of Transportation, Jakarta Transportation Agency, and the timely response and commitment from Ministry of Cooperatives and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs),” Ridzki stated.