KUALA LUMPUR: ACE market listed MMAG Holdings Bhd (MMAG) wholly owned subsidiary, Line Clear Express and Logistics Sdn Bhd (LCE) and PT Lion Express (PLE) of the Indonesia’s Lion Group have signed a multi-year business collaboration agreement in Jakarta today.

Through this partnership, both parties will deliver a range of supply chain management services, including logistics, warehousing facilities, last mile deliveries, transportation and customised solutions, along with specialised value-added services, like bonded warehouse facilities in both countries, insurance coverage, using flight network of Lion Air Group.

It will also enable Malaysians or Indonesians who are residing in Malaysia to send goods or parcels to Indonesia and vice versa with ease.

LCE chief executive officer Wong Eng Su said being selected to work with Lion Parcel of Indonesia has expanded the company's target market beyond the 30 million population size in Malaysia.

"Through our nationwide footprints in all major and secondary towns in Malaysia, consumers in particular Indonesians will be able to send and collect their goods at our branches, collection points and even receive goods at their door steps,” he said in a statement.

He said this deal should also provide the catalyst for local small medium enterprises (SME) businesses to tap into the 264 million population market in Indonesia.

"We look forward to bringing faster connectivity with a shorter lead time for both consumers groups,” he said.

PLE chief executive officer Farian Kirana said Lion Air Group with a big fleet of passenger and cargo aeroplanes, from different subsidiary groups covering the whole of Indonesia, with the last mile capability of Lion Parcel, will enable transporting goods besides people at a timely manner.

“We are confident our partnership with LCE will address the delivery needs of 2.5 million Indonesians in Malaysia. We also would explore innovative cross border bundle programs to further enhance our leadership position in the market," he said.