China’s e-commerce giant JD Group announced that it has completed its first drone delivery in Indonesia during the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos on Jan. 22.
The drone delivered donations to a primary school on the country’s Java island, in what was also JD’s first drone delivery in Southeast Asia.
Indonesia is a springboard for JD Group’s international strategy. JD Logistics, a business group under the brand, has established the largest e-commerce logistics network in the country, offering advanced logistics technology and supply chain management abilities.
The Group’s X Business Unit has also opened an unmanned supermarket in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, to provide intelligent logistics and services for residents.
Drones can reduce logistics costs and improve efficiency, said Wang Zhenhui, JD Logistics CEO. Focusing on aspects such as last-mile delivery, island logistics, emergency rescue, and poverty alleviation through agriculture, JD has conducted numerous flight tests. These drones will be widely used in Indonesia, a country home to more than 17,000 islands, Wang added.