Go-Jek er etablert i 50 byer i Indonesia og har en omsetning på 5 milliarder USD. De vil i første omgang investere 500 millioner USD for å etablere seg i viktige land i regionen; Filippinene, Singapore, Thailand og Vietnam.
Økt konkurranse blir forhåpentligvis en stor fordel for forbrukerne og spesielt den etablerte taxinæringen trenger konkurranse i noen av disse landene.
Go-Jek expansion: 4 Southeast Asian countries in the next 4 months
EVER since Uber sold the majority stakes of its Southeast Asian operations to Grab, the Singapore-based company has been dominating the ride-hailing industry in the region.
But now, new plans by Indonesia’s popular Go-Jek threatens this monopoly.
This is because Go-Jek has announced it would invest US$500 million in its international push. According to Reuters, its first aim is to push ride-hailing services in key Southeast Asian countries, before expanding to other sectors.
“People in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines don’t feel that they’re getting enough (choice) when it comes to ride-hailing,” CEO Nadiem Makarim was quoted as saying.
The company said it will provide “technological support and expertise” to local founding teams in each of the four markets, CNBC reported. Those local companies would work to gain traction and “determine their own brands and identities”.
“We visited all those countries and we felt like the solutions that we provided in Indonesia will probably be suitable to some of these countries,” Andre Soelistyo, president of Go-Jek said.
According to The Jakarta Post, Go-Jek is expected to enter Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines sometime in the next four months.