J&T Express, an Indonesia-based express logistics company, has officially launched its express network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia.

J&T Express said in a statement that the two countries are the first markets to be covered by the firm in the Middle East, and the latest expansion brings the firm’s global network coverage to a total of ten countries.

J&T Express’ Middle East expansion plans kicked off in April 2021, and the official launched came after 8 months of inspection, site selection, and trial operations.

J&T Express said it has established its own nationwide distribution network and localised warehousing system in the UAE and Saudi Arabia respectively, covering all local provinces and regions in the two countries.

In addition, as an integral aspect of its courier service, the UAE and Saudi Arabia versions of the J&T Express mobile application have also been launched simultaneously.

“We hope that with J&T Express efficient and comprehensive delivery network, we can effectively improve the shopping experience of consumers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and contribute to the development of the e-commerce industry in both countries,” said Sean Xiao, Head of J&T Express Middle East.

Meanwhile, J&T Express Chief Executive Officer Steven Fan said the expansion to the UAE and Saudi Arabia marks an important step for the company in establishing a global delivery network.

“In the future, the company will actively explore opportunities in emerging markets as part of its global strategy to connect the world with greater efficiency and bring logistical benefits to all,” he said.

Founded in August 2015, J&T Express claimed itself as a rapidly-growing international delivery company, with its core business in express services and cross-border logistics. It is committed to continuously creating integrated quality experiences for its customers globally.

With the newly launched businesses, J&T Express’ network currently covers ten countries, including China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Singapore, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and serves over two billion people.

Tencent-backed J&T Express raises $2.5B ahead of Hong Kong listing – report