Dachser starts up Road Logistics branch in Turkey
NOV 17, 2015: Dachser has “gone live” with its own Road Logistics branch in Turkey. The new site in Istanbul will be linked up to the European groupage network via the Cargoplus organization.
The team of Dachser Turkey Lojistik Hizmetleri A.S. will improve service for existing distribution and procurement customers in Turkey while also successively setting up its own import and export transport operations with links to the Dachser’s European groupage network. Closely interlinked, intermodal logistical services continue to offer major potential. Dachser is already present at the Istanbul and Izmir sites with its Business Field Air & Sea Logistics.
“Turkey is an interesting market for logistics: the economy is developing at a rapid pace, the population is young and growing at a rate above the European average,” explains Wolfgang Reinel, Managing Director European Logistics North Central Europe, who is in charge of Dachser’s Road Logistics business in Turkey. “We have been developing transport operations in Turkey over the last few years. Now it is time to take the next steps to ensure that our customers there are able to profit from the advantages offered by uniform Dachser IT systems—in particular Tracking & Tracing. In close collaboration with our air and sea freight organization, we want to approach certain segments of the Turkish growth sectors of consumer goods, automotive and textiles/fashion with a holistic, intermodal logistics strategy.”
Dachser Turkey Road is headed by an experienced logistics manager, Erkan Basak. The 49-year-old has been working at big international logistics providers for almost 25 years. “We set ambitious growth targets and want to set up additional branches in the important industrial centers of Bursa, Izmir, Ankara and Mersin over the medium term,” according to Basak.