BEIJING, Nov. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Quhuo Limited (NASDAQ: QH) ("Quhuo" or the "Company"), a leading gig economy platform focusing on local community-centered services in China, has initiated its overseas expansion efforts by promoting the partnership between oTMS, an industry-leading shipping management platform and Quhuo’s strategic investee, with DSV Indonesia, a global shipping services provider. oTMS and DSV Indonesia are rolling out the international version of their Transportation Management System (the "TMS") to facilitate logistical planning for businesses.
"We’re delighted to promote the partnership between oTMS, our strategic investee, with DSV Indonesia to launch the international version of the TMS" said Leslie Yu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quhuo. "The partnership reflects the Company’s commenced strategy for overseas expansion. We made a strategic investment in oTMS in a bid to establish its network of international partners and diversify its service offerings last year. With its expertise and resources in Southeast Asian markets, oTMS has successfully built up stable relationships with key partners in the industry, such as DSV Indonesia, which can in turn facilitate Quhuo’s international expansion."
The integration of oTMS into Quhuo’s business solutions has borne fruit. In the first half of 2022, the Company’s revenues generated from its mobility services, including ride-hailing, shared-bike maintenance and freight service solutions, grew 32.2% year-over-year. While oTMS’ solutions have formed an important part of Quhuo’s freight service solutions, the Company is making efforts to expand its range of services to cover more sectors, such as e-commerce and offline retail.
The Company’s strategic investment in oTMS marks the first step in its foray into overseas markets, with plans afoot to link up with more potential overseas partners in various sectors, including food delivery, ride-hailing and hotel management. As the labor demand continues to grow in the e-commerce and traditional retail industries, Quhuo’s gig economy platform has seen a surge in popularity, and oTMS is well equipped to expand its offerings of services.
"As the first Chinese gig economy platform to go public on Nasdaq, we’re committed to exploring new opportunities to expand our business in overseas markets," added Leslie.
About Quhuo Limited
Quhuo Limited (NASDAQ: QH) ("Quhuo" or the "Company") is a leading gig economy platform focusing on local community-centered services in China. Leveraging Quhuo+, its proprietary technology infrastructure, Quhuo is dedicated to empowering and linking workers and local life service providers and providing end-to-end operation solutions for the life service market. The Company currently provides multiple industry-tailored operational solutions, primarily including on-demand delivery solutions, mobility service solutions, housekeeping and accommodation solutions, and other services, meeting the living needs of hundreds of millions of families in the communities.
With the vision of promoting employment, stabilizing income and empowering entrepreneurship, Quhuo explores multiple scenarios to promote employment of workers, provides, among others, safety and security and vocational training to protect workers, and helps workers plan their career development paths to realize their self-worth.
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