Beixiazhu Village in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, was at the forefront of a brutal price war in delivery services this year. J&T Express, which initiated the price war, has announced an acquisition of its Chinese rival Best’s logistics operations for more than US$1 billion. Photo: Tracy Qu
Beixiazhu Village in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, was at the forefront of a brutal price war in delivery services this year. J&T Express, which initiated the price war, has announced an acquisition of its Chinese rival Best’s logistics operations for more than US$1 billion. Photo: Tracy Qu

Indonesia’s J&T Express buys Chinese rival Best’s logistics business amid price war centred in manufacturing hub of Yiwu

  • J&T Express announced a US$1 billion acquisition of Best’s logistics business, which has suffered ballooning losses amid an industry price war in China
  • The deal is expected to close in the first quarter next year and will only affect Best’s Chinese logistics operations, not other business segments

Topic |   Transport and logistics
Beixiazhu Village in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, was at the forefront of a brutal price war in delivery services this year. J&T Express, which initiated the price war, has announced an acquisition of its Chinese rival Best’s logistics operations for more than US$1 billion. Photo: Tracy Qu
Beixiazhu Village in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, was at the forefront of a brutal price war in delivery services this year. J&T Express, which initiated the price war, has announced an acquisition of its Chinese rival Best’s logistics operations for more than US$1 billion. Photo: Tracy Qu
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