Adi Sarana Armada Strengthens Digital Transformation in the Automotive Sector
Through three business models on the JBA Indonesia platform, Caroline.id, and Cartalog
PT Adi Sarana Armada Tbk (IDX: ASSA) will strengthen the digitization of services in the automotive sector through its three business models on the JBA Indonesia, Caroline.id and Cartalog platforms. The company provided a loan to Autopedia Sukses Lestari worth Rp225 billion to realize the plan.
In his official statement some time ago, Director Adi Sarana Fleet Jany Candra said that the company is trying to accommodate the increasing trend of buying and selling used cars globally online. This trend is increasing in line with the acceleration of digital adoption since the Covid-19 pandemic last year.
Contacted separately, Jany revealed that she is currently preparing a number of plans for the development of the three platforms by taking advantage of the momentum of digital transformation in Indonesia.
One of the focuses is to provide a better service experience and improve the digital-based automotive ecosystem that is integrated with the latest technology. This strategy is expected to improve ASL's operations in the automotive sector and provide positive performance to the parent company.
"Currently, we are still focused on developing existing businesses and strengthening the company's fundamentals by making digital-based technological innovations. However, we still have to see future business developments when we talk about the possibility of collaboration with platforms that have a large digital ecosystem," he said. to DailySocial.id.
Adi Sarana Armada started its business from vehicle rental with a national network. Currently, Adi Sarana has various business lines, namely vehicle rental, vehicle auction services, driver provision services, and end-to-end logistics services.
As of the third quarter of 2021, JBA Indonesia has auctioned 75.000 vehicles, more than 20.000 users, and more than 50.000 downloads on the Google Play Store. Caroline recorded transactions of more than 100 cars, and has 1.000 app downloads on the Play Store, while Cartalog still has 5.000 downloads.
The pandemic pushes the digitalization of the automotive sector
Furthermore, Jany revealed that the covid-19 pandemic encourage the acceleration of buying and selling vehicles in Indonesia. In fact, the interest of the Indonesian people in buying and selling used vehicles through the marketplace has also increased.
He gave an example of the achievement of JBA Indonesia, which at that time had implemented an online auction in 2020. The company recorded sales of 44.000 cars in 2020, an increase of 19% from the previous year through the JBA platform.
"From the start, we did not combine these three lines into one platform at the same time considering that each has a different business model," he added. With this digital transformation agenda, his party can encourage the strengthening of each service that has a different target market.
For your information, JBA is a vehicle auction platform, ok? online nor offline, supported by 34 auction networks offline throughout Indonesia. Most of its market targets B2B which involves third-party companies, namely financiers and dealers.
Then, Caroline.id is a C2C and B2C marketplace that connects used car buyers and sellers at transparent prices. Through this platform, sellers can send appraisals to appraise, list, and process cars for sale.
Caroline.id cooperates with a finance company and offers a 0% down payment and buyback warranty for one month as a value added service. In addition, Caroline also has several showroom in several cities, such as Jakarta and Semarang
Meanwhile, Cartalog is an AI technology-based engine platform that provides price lists to all players in the automotive industry, especially used car sellers and buyers. Cartalog can be said as a support system to get a reference for car prices before making a used car buying and selling transaction, for example at Caroline.id.