milestones
  • 2015

    • We celebrated our 25th anniversary.
    • We continued to invest in Europe with the launch of Ekol Poland.
    • We began to provide customs clearance services at Ekol Italy's Novara facility.
    • We added a fifth ship, Fadiq, to our fleet.
  • 2014

    Ekol Spain
    • Ekol Spain was established.
    • The Ro-Ro services began with the new Ro-Ro ship named AYSHE between the ports of Izmir and Sete.
    • Received the Sustainable Logistics Certificate which is developed in Turkey for the first time in the world by UTIKAD and Bureau Veritas.
    • Ekol was the first finalist Turkish company of the European Environment Awards.
  • 2013

    Ekol Ro-Ro Seferleri
    • Ro-Ro services began.
    • Ekol was awarded with AEO certificate by the Ministry of Customs and Trade, making export operations easier.
    • Ekol Hungary was founded and the number of European countries in which Ekol operates reached to 8.
    • Ekol was awarded with Green Office Diploma by the WWF Turkey.
  • 2012

    Ekol International
    • Rewarded with the European Eco Performance Award.
    • Established the one and only R&D department in the Turkish Logistics Market.
    • Made investment for being among the top in Europe and established 4 new branches (France, Bosnia, Greece and Ukraine).
  • 2011

    romania
    • Transit duration between Italy and Istanbul was reduced to 3 days and warehousing solutions have been started to serve in Modena, Italy.
    • Turkey's largest licensed store of pharmaceuticals established in the Tuzla Logipark Campus.
    • Ekol Romania has been established and a growth of 300% in road transportation services in Eastern European Trade Lane has been achieved in year 2011.
  • 2010

    2010

    Through cooperation with STS International Freight, a specialized firm with command on the Scandinavia route, Ekol took its first step towards leadership on this route.

  • 2009

    2009
    • The launch of "SAP CRM 2007S" gave Ekol a place among the first 10 ramp-up projects of the world.
    • Invest AD investment fund based in Abu Dhabi became a minority shareholder.
  • 2008

    2008
    • Named as a "SAP Global Success Story".
    • New investment in fleet.
    • With the largest two approved projects in the service industry, Ekol was included in "R&D Projects Subsidy Program" of TÜBİTAK and the Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade.
    • "Block Train" service between Trieste and Ludwigshafen terminal is launched.
  • 2007

    2007
    • 3PL activities at Gebze Lilyum and Hadımköy Begonya facilities continue with increasing pace.
    • "SAP BI" system is launched.
    • Numerous consolidation centers all over Turkey were opened for national distribution activities.
    • Through the establishment of Ekol Academy, the first step towards a corporate university is taken.
  • 2006

    SAP

    Use of "SAP R/3" for corporate processes began.

  • 2005

    1997
    • Nilüfer Facility at Gebze and Defne Facility at Samandıra were opened.
    • OHSAS 18001 certification was received.
  • 2004

    2004
    • Investment in fleet and the acquisition of the firm TransFrigo.
    • ISO 9001:2000 certification was received.
  • 2003

    2003
    • "quadro ERP" system developed by Ekol's IT team was launched.
    • Southern Marmara, Aegean, Southern, and Central Anatolia regional organizations were created.
  • 2002

    2002
    • Lavinya Facility at Samandıra was purchased.
    • The firms Unok / Unatsan, leading transportation firms in their own fields, were acquired.
    • As a first in the industry, Industrial/Business Administration Engineers were employed within a concrete program.
  • 2001

    2001

    Orkide Facility at Hadımköy was built. This facility made Ekol the owner of Europe's most modern textile logistics center.

  • 1997

    1997

    Kardelen Facility at Sultanbeyli, which now serves as the headquarters of the company, was built. Services in the field of Contract Logistics were launched.

  • 1996

    1996

    The first overseas branch was opened in Germany.

  • 1994

    1994

    Ekol made the largest single fleet investment in Turkey. The service network was extended to provide also air, and sea transportation as well as customs clearance services.

  • 1993

    1993

    In the period of 1990-1993 Ekol operated as a forwarder providing international road transportation services.

  • 1990

    kuruluş

    Ekol is founded

    It is considered that a global business must have name that can be pronounced easily all over the globe. That is why Ekol adopted a trade name that is pronounced the same way in all world languages considering the fact that Ekol Logistics was established with the objective to become a leading brand in Europe. Therefore, a word with its etymological roots in Latin, "école" was adopted as the inspiration for the brand name of the firm.