Perodua and Grab provide value-added services for Grab drivers

PERODUA and Grab Malaysia today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide value-added services ranging from special price packages to competitive hire purchase rates for GrabCar drivers.

The MoU was signed at Perodua flagship 3S centre (Sales, Service and Spare parts) in Petaling Jaya by Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd managing director, Datuk Dr Zahari Husin and Grab Malaysia country head, Sean Goh. It was witnessed by Perodua president and CEO, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh, and Grab Inc director, Nick Tan.

“This MoU is a totally new frontier, a blue ocean, for Perodua as it will highlight our products to the masses on a big scale through Grab. The items within the MoU include a special price packages through Perodua’s Corporate and Government Sales Department, allow for minimal time for car registration for Grab drivers, a one-stop centre for servicing and spare parts, insurance and road tax (issuance and renewal),” said Zahari, adding that the special price packages currently include the Bezza, Myvi and Alza.

Goh said: “As the region’s leading ride hailing and multiservice platform, we are constantly focused on how we can empower the 620 million people across Southeast Asiato have better access to safe, efficient and affordable transport.”

“At the same time, we are acutely aware of the role our driver-partners play to help us achieve this goal, hence we are continuously identifying mutually beneficial partnerships to help reduce the cost of driving; and the cost of car ownership is a major concern.”

Goh also went on to add that in view of the increase in cost of living and also the high number of local workers who have lost their jobs in 2016, Grab has been viewed as an intermediary step while seeking other job opportunities or as a viable source of income and the exclusive price package will definitely assist drivers to continue to earn a living.

Grab has the largest network in Malaysia, with a presence in 20 major cities and towns across the country, which includes Langkawi, Kuching, Miri and Kota Bahru, with more to come.

“We look forward to working alongside our driver-partners in these areas as well as extending the access to safe, reliable, efficient and affordable transport options to people in those areas,” he added.