Ekol Greece celebrates its 5th anniversary and develops further in Greece

Right now Ekol, a 3 PL supplier, has companies in 15 countries, owns more than 5,500 trucks, 6 vessels, and uses 48 block trains per week. Ekol Logistics added Greece into its network on 4th July 2012.

Right now Ekol, a 3 PL supplier, has companies in 15 countries, owns more than 5,500 trucks, 6 vessels, and uses 48 block trains per week. Ekol Logistics added Greece into its network on 4th July 2012. 
“We have been present on the Greek market for 5 years now and our turnover in 2016 was € 12M. For 2017 we are planning to exceed € 15M. We not only support Greek importers and exporters to develop their business but we also support our economy.” – said Dimitris Batakis, Country Manager, Ekol Greece. 
The total amount Ekol has deposited for social insurance funds, salary taxes & VAT reached  € 2,5M.  
Ekol in Greece employs more than 50 people who have experience in the logistics sector. The company has grown by 25% in turnover each year.
“Since Ekol entered the Greek market, investments in the country have amounted to around € 5M.  
We are planning to invest more than € 2M to improve the facilities in the port of Lavrio and also to create our own fleet in Greece for national distribution, a project of around € 1M,  in the near future. The total investments when we celebrate our 10th years in Greece will be equal to our presence in the country.” - added Batakis.  
The company provides transports to and from Europe, mainly by road, with connections to more than 15 destinations, a lot of which we can do in only 48 or 72 h. Thanks to this short transit time, Ekol Greece helps in the growth and development of Greek entrepreneurs in today’s competitive environment.  
“We are planning to offer also rail connection to Europe using the ports of Lavrio & Thessaloniki and connect them with the rail terminals in Aspropyrgos and the port of Thessaloniki. Also we have a weekly connection with Cyprus using our own units and we intend to expand in Israel using the ports in Haifa & Ashdod. The fact we will develop our services means advantages for our customers such as better transit time, more connections, more flexibility. This year we have received the Gold Award in the Freight Transport and Freight Forwarding category and I believe it proves our strategy is right.” -  added Batakis. 
Ekol Greece is a fast growing company in Greece, located in Thessaloniki and Athens, in modern facilities of 6,000 m2 in the industrial area of Aspropyrgos serving contract logistics, international & national transportation. During this year Ekol will expand its locations to many Greek cities covering all inland Greece in 24 hours with  own network. The company also has an office in the port of Lavrio, near Athens, for its own vessel operations that connect Greece with Turkey and Europe through the port of Trieste in Italy. 
About Ekol:
Ekol, an integrated logistics company founded in 1990, provides best-in-class international freight, warehousing, domestic distribution, foreign trade, customs, and supply chain management services in 15 countries. Ekol’s business model is bolstered by technological inspiration which blends mind, heart and consciousness while constantly offering customers integrated, interconnected and innovative solutions. Ekol is always one step ahead and it never settles for good enough. This boosts our customers' accomplishments and creates environmental, financial, and social benefits. Ekol is one of Europe's major logistics providers, boasting distribution centers with 750,000 square meters of total indoor space in Turkey, Germany, Italy, Greece, France, Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, Hungary, Spain, Poland, Czechia, Bulgaria, Iran and Slovenia in addition to allowing for Intermodal transportation with the utilization of its 6 Ro-Ro vessels, 48 block trains per week and 5,500 vehicles. In fulfilling its promises, Ekol derives greatest strength from its workforce and its powerful distribution network. A multinational team of more than 6,500 staff members - wholly dedicated to delivering impeccable customer satisfaction - plays a vital role in Ekol’s success story. 
More information: Bogna Blasiak, Corporate Communication Manager, Europe, bogna.blasiak@ekol.com 
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