Aramex has identified plans to expand its services to Malaysia and the wider Asia Pacific, as the Emirati logistics player signed a memorandum of understanding with Malaysian holding firm Global Systémes Asia or GSA.
The deal is expected to unlock vast opportunities in the logistics industry across Asia Pacific, which will see Aramex Malaysia become the preferred logistics provider for GSA as well as the joint promotion of express and logistics services to their networks in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Samer Hajjar, vice president for South Asia at Aramex, said the partnership comes in line with plans to expand service offerings and presence across multiple Malaysian cities, starting with Penang.
GSA, who works closely in the aerospace and defence sector, said it is looking to expand its aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in Asia Pacific and the Middle East to support the oil & gas and mining operations in these two regions.
Aramex, who claims strong ties in the Gulf Cooperation Council; the Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT), and Africa regions, plans to expand in the region by building on GSA’s industry knowledge and market experience in the region, as well as Malaysia’s hub status in Asia Pacific.