Malaysia-based logistics and warehousing firm iSend Logistics is expanding its last-mile delivery services across the country, media reports said. The planned expansion is being carried out by iSend Logistics in partnership with local courier and freight forwarding services provider Ikobana.
iSend Logistics offers cost-efficient, fast and reliable courier delivery services in Malaysia. Currently, it has warehouses in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor.
The pandemic has resulted in a growth in e-commerce and has fast-tracked digital adoption in many instances. With Malaysians buying more and more products and services online, it is also creating an increasing demand for logistical services.
Zamri Rahman, iSend Logistics General Manager told the media, “This strategic partnership between iSend and Ikobana will provide an opportunity for us to demonstrate our position in Malaysia’s first and last-mile delivery market. To keep up with the e-commerce boom in Malaysia, iSend will be focusing on partnerships, ramping up investment into technology and strengthening operations. We’ve identified gaps in consumer demand and will be offering exciting and newly improved products and services soon.”
“We plan in the next five years to expand across Malaysia by having at least 99 satellite stations with the support of seven hubs in each region. We currently have six distribution centres and 60 satellite stations in Malaysia,” he added.
Last month, it was reported that Malaysian airline AirAsia’s logistics arm Teleport signed an agreement to buy out DeliverEat, a Penang-based online food delivery platform, in a deal worth $9.8 million. Previously, AirAsia acquired Gojek’s operation in Thailand.