KLG Europe starts strategic alliance with Turkish transport giant EKOL
With effect from 1st of August 2013, KLG Europe starts a strategic co-operation with one of the largest logistic service providers in Turkey. EKOL is a logistics market leader in Turkey, with a European staff of 1000 employees, a Turkish staff of 4000 employees, their own fleet of 2500 trailers, 500 swap body’s and a total warehouse capacity in excess of 400,000m². As key aspect of the new strategic cooperation, EKOL takes over the KLG branch in Istanbul with its warehousing and distribution activities in Turkey. The decision to integrate the branch in EKOL’s organization was taken as a result of the major increase of KLG’s traffic to Turkey and the Middle East, and the rising demands of KLG’s clients in the domestic Turkish logistics market, which can better be served using the facilities EKOL already have in place, with their own national distribution network, customs facilities and intermodal expertise.
‘Working together with strong partners fits perfectly into our company strategy, and this new alliance with EKOL allows us to further develop our market situation in Turkey, the Middle East and on a Pan European scale. In addition to our existing transport by road, we intend to establish our intermodal position on the European transport market further. EKOL who have their own trains on a number of transport lines, and an enormous fleet of trucks, fits perfectly to this goal,’ stated Kees Kuijken, CEO of KLG Europe.
With this new cooperation KLG Europe now offers multiple daily departures in both directions, by road and rail, instantly doubling their volumes.