Ekol Aims for Growth With Its New Investment in Italy

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Ekol Logistics, the leading company in its own sector in Turkish economy, considered as one of the most dynamic economies of the world, continues to expand into the international markets. Increasing its market share by strengthening its Scandinavian line with the participation of STS firm to the group in 2010, Ekol also aims for the top position in the southern part of the European Market with its investment in Italy in 2011. Ekol plans to increase its work volume in Italy by 100 percent in its first year.

Ekol Logistics Modena Facility

Ekol Logistics Modena Facility

We will provide services to different points in the world from Italy like we have been already doing from Turkey

Strengthening its Scandinavian line by incorporating STS International Transport into its group after the Western Europe, England and Eastern Europe lines, Ekol has now opened a new facility in Italy in order to increase its work volume with the Southern Europe.

Umur Ozkal, the General Manager of Ekol Logistics being a member of CREAM Consortium comprised of EU countries and the major logistics firms operating in these countries, stated that they opened a new facility in Modena, Italy in order to achieve being the best in Europe and commented further as follows:

“We achieved a good business volume from our customers we render services in the Italian market. Our aim for this year is to grow by 100 percent in the market. The Italian market is important and challenging. We chose Modena for giving a start to our operations for its location at the intersection point of the North-South/ East-West highways of the country. Besides the sea transport, we will now offer more advantageous services regarding road transport to our customers operating in this region. We will provide services to different points in the world from Italy like we have been already doing from Turkey. We will also render distribution and storage services in Italy. We are planning to make new investments very soon after Ekol Italy.”

Adding that the trade volume between Turkey and Italy and worth 20 billion dollars and between Turkey and European countries worth around 140 billion dollars, Umur Ozkal talked as follows: “The number of companies which want to trade with Turkey increases as the economy of Turkey grows and strengthens. This increase makes our business grow and expands the coverage area and depth of Turkish economy.”

Ozkal stated that they will create fast solutions especially in road transport with Ekol Italy and further told that they started to operate an alternative route with the service they will render via Greece and the delivery time of 5 to 6 days by sea will now be 2 days by road.

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