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AIF Group Laos and Flash Express announce a joint investment to step into CLMV market and launch Flash Laos

Flash Express Laos is a new business that Our Platinum Sponsor AIF Group has incorporated. From a well-known legacy of Flash Thailand, an integrated logistics provider across Thailand, AIF has formed Flash express service in Laos to serve cross-countries logistic needs in E-commerce market amongst all provinces in Laos with no day off and free on-premise pick up.

Flash Express Co., Ltd., Thai full service logistic provider is the first Thai start up that becomes an international unicorn by Mr. Komsan Lee – CEO says that Flash service expansion to Laos pride the Thai start up, expanding full service logistic business in CLMV with AIF Group Laos, a strong strategic partner. Both will be partners for land and air full logistic service provider.

“The cooperation between Flash Express and AIF Group Laos will have 2 main parts. The first part “Flash Laos” will provide logistic service from Thailand to Vientiane while the second part will be the key cooperation of both companies, expanding the service to cover all areas of Laos. In addition, the second part will also include the cross border logistic service between Thailand and Laos to support customer demand of B2B, B2C, and C2C. However, the second part will be launched in November 2021 and will also recruit new local business partners of Flash Laos with the concept of house opening as a parcel pick up. This will provide job and income opportunity for our Laos’ partners.” said Komsan Lee.

Mr. Rithikone Phoummasack, Chairman of AIF Group Laos added “We are pleased to partner with the first Thai unicorn and rely on both AIF Group and Flash Thailand expertise to bring best practices and ease cross-border deliveries to the fast-growing Laos logistic industry”.

“Flash Laos, a fully integrated digital service provider, will help support the continuous growth of our E-Commerce division, already bolstered by the recent integration of a local marketplace platform within the group activities” emphasized Mr. Rithikone Phoummasack. “The strategic venture further enhances our capacity to deliver superior digital services and better serve Lao’s fast-growing consumer base and leverages AIF Group’s strong understanding and expertise of the Lao and regional markets to enable local consumers to seamlessly exchange goods between Thailand and Laos” he confirmed.

Flash Express uses technology and big data to ensure logistic network optimization, leveraging experience from China e-commerce companies. All couriers under Flash Express using Backyard mobile application to digitally manage rapidly growing workforce with rewarding incentive program to retain high performers. Courier also has a route optimization with simultaneous pick-up and drop-off together with strategically located distribution centers to focus network of shops in high density areas resulting in leaner operation than peers. The distribution centers also have double-layer cross-belt sorting machines that are installed in key hubs with the capacity to automatically sort up to 600,000 parcel per day.

Flash Express’s services are available for B2B, B2C, C2C, next day delivery and weekend delivery. Current main E-commerce platforms that Flash Express has been serving are Shopee, Lazada, and Central Group with API integration. With these capacities, AIF Group has aim to integrate its business lines to synergies and provide a firm supports and grow together as a group.

Source: Khaosod