Jakarta (ANTARA) - Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand company, Gojek shifts its focus to Vietnam and Singapore as the centers of its international business growth. The company will increase investments in Vietnam and Singapore, especially in its efforts to increase the number of driver and merchant partners, improve user experience and launch new products and services.

In Vietnam, Gojek will soon launch a four-wheeled transportation service to complement the two-wheeled, logistics and food delivery services that are already available. In Singapore, Gojek has recently launched GoTaxi or a taxi ordering service through its app.

Meanwhile, for the Thailand market, Gojek collaborates with airasia digital, which is a digital business line under the leading AirAsia airline. airasia digital, which is currently expanding its super app service in Southeast Asia, will take over the operations of Gojek Thailand. As part of this mutually beneficial agreement, Gojek will receive shareholding interest in the airasia super app, which has a market value of around USD1 billion. With this, Gojek will remain a stakeholder in Thailand's business success through ownership in the airasia super app.

In a joint press release, Gojek CEO, Kevin Aluwi, said, “airasia Digital and the airasia Super App will become a highly valued partner for us as we share the same goal to provide users with better services, while enhancing the livelihoods of drivers and merchants. At the same time, the deal will enable us to pivot our focus in international markets towards Vietnam and Singapore - markets providing us with the best return on investment and strategic growth opportunities.”

According to Kevin, the deal is a testament to the accomplishments of our team in Thailand, who grew the business from nothing to an on-demand service provider that has made a difference to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country.

“The business was built on a huge amount of talent and passion and we will of course, work closely with our Thai employees as well as airasia through this transition. We are proud of and are deeply grateful for everything Gojek Thailand has achieved, as well as for our loyal Thai consumers and driver and merchant partners, who have always been at the heart of what we do.”

Meanwhile, airasia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said today’s announcement is the start of a tremendous long term strategic partnership with Gojek which is sure to rock the industry.

“We already have a complete digital economy ecosystem. We have successfully established over 15 different non airline products and lifestyle services on our digital e-commerce platform in Malaysia. Now it’s time to take it to the next level. In response to overwhelming regional demand, we are setting our sights on bringing our Super App offerings to all of our key markets, following the successful roll out in Thailand,” added Tony.

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