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GeoPost / DPDgroup takes a minority stake in Singapore based Ninja Van

By becoming an investor in this rapidly growing parcel delivery service provider in South East Asia, DPDgroup intends to better understand and seize the business opportunities of the local domestic markets, and to provide fruitful connections to its many existing investments and partners worldwide

DPDgroup is one of the investors to participate in funding of Ninja Van, a Southeast Asian logistics start-up.

Ninja Van is a technology-enabled, last-mile logistics operator, which provides hassle-free delivery solutions to businesses of all sizes. Ninja Van operates parcel delivery networks in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

« As parcel delivery expert, DPDgroup is very proud to count Ninja Van among its new international partners. This will give us insight in one of the fastest growing logistic market of the world and create many opportunities for cross-border connections with our many existing own or partner operations in Europe, Africa, Turkey, Russia, Brazil or India. », says Paul-Marie Chavanne, President and CEO of GeoPost.

About Ninja Van

Ninja Van exists to revolutionise logistics through its technology-enabled delivery systems in Southeast Asia (SEA). Ninja Van currently operates in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Combining passion for harnessing cutting-edge technology solutions and in-depth knowledge of e-commerce needs, Ninja Van ensures that logistics is a simple and seamless affair for its business partners and consumers. Just like real Ninjas, Ninja Van are dependable and deliver on their promises.

Launched in 2014, Ninja Van started operations in Singapore to address the logistics needs of customers by offering them options of tracking their parcels, receiving real-time updates and gaining access to alternative pickup points. Recognising that consumers across SEA region want a consistent hassle-free delivery experience regardless of where they buy from (domestic and/or international) and clients want a singular access point into the region, Ninja Van decided to expand its network to cover SEA region. Ninja Van’s vision is to have a Ninja within reach of any consumer in SEA.

About DPDgroup

DPDgroup is the second largest international parcel delivery network in Europe. DPDgroup combines innovative technology and local knowledge to provide a flexible and user-friendly service for both shippers and shoppers. With its industry-leading Predict service, DPDgroup is setting a new standard for convenience by keeping customers closely in touch with their delivery.

With 60,000 people and a network of 28,000 local Pickup parcel shops, DPDgroup delivers 4 million parcels to over 230 countries each day through its commercial brands: DPD, Chronopost and SEUR.

DPDgroup is the parcel delivery network of GeoPost, which posted sales of €6.2 billion in 2016. GeoPost is a holding company owned by Le Groupe La Poste.

 

For more information

Ninja Van press contact: Rachel Chan, +65 8511 8744, rachel@ninjavan.co

DPDgroup press contact: press@dpdgroup.com

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