Hong Kong-based Delivery Firm Lalamove Expands in Malaysia

The company plans to launch in 60 cities around Asia.

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Hong Kong-based same-day delivery and logistics provider Lalamove has announced its recent entry into Malaysia as part of its efforts to ramp up growth in Southeast Asia.

Lalamove is currently available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and over 100 cities in China, serving 15 million users and supporting over 2 million drivers.

“Lalamove expands into Kuala Lumpur where fast and reliable delivery services are already in high demand by general users and local SME businesses,” the startup said.

Lalamove offers on-demand delivery services and is built in with additional functionality, including multi-stop delivery, purchase service features, door-to-door delivery, return trips and real-time GPS tracking.

“Kuala Lumpur is one of the few maturing markets in the SEA region that lacks reliable on-demand last mile delivery services. Lalamove is here to bridge that gap by bringing in technology,” said Lalamove Malaysia Country Director Sik Hoe Yong

The startup said it has developed an interconnected system that brings businesses “everything they need to accomplish fast, fulfilled and scalability delivery”.

Lalamove will be first available to drivers with cars to cater for bulk deliveries and on-demand delivery for time-sensitive goods.

In short time, the startup aims to open up more vehicle types such trucks, vans, and motorcycles to serve different users’ needs.

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Launched in 2013 as EasyVan, the company said it will use the latest round of financing to continue its aggressive expansion in Asia, where it plans to launch in 60 cities.

Currently, it operates in about 50 cities in China and five cities across Southeast Asia including Singapore, Manila, and Bangkok.