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Mars Logistics closes 2020 with a turnover of 2.1 billion TL
Mars Logistics closes 2020 with a turnover of 2.1 billion TL
12.01.2021
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Mars Logistics, one of the leading logistics companies in Turkey, continued its investments and sustainable growth in 2020 despite the pandemic.


*** This release is originally published in Turkish.
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ISTANBUL (TR) - Mars Logistics Board Member Gökşin Günhan said that although the logistics sector is adversely affected by the pandemic like many other sectors, it is impossible to stop due to the nature of the sector, that the pandemic has caused permanent changes in the way of doing business, that they have implemented the remote working model with the already ready infrastructure and contactless. He stated that they continue to meet the needs of customers by highlighting the Intermodal transportation model that enables transportation.

“Due to the nature of our industry, it is out of the question for us to stop”

"During the pandemic period, we have once again seen that the logistics sector and the supply chain are vital, and how important it is for logistics to continue to exist. Therefore, even though the logistics slowed down and the volume decreased, it never stopped. Like everyone else, 2020 has been a difficult year for us. In the second quarter, which includes the first days of the pandemic period, there was a decline in our business volume. In parallel with the foreign trade of our country, automotive and textile, which are the locomotive sectors for logistics, slowed down in this period, but in the same period, sectors such as packaging, food, hygiene, chemistry accelerated. As we determined the sector and customer diversity as a strategy, we supported our customers at the maximum level in this axis shift. As the world began to get used to the new normal, our business began to return to its normal course from June. We anticipate that we will close 2020 with a turnover of approximately 2.1 billion TL. Although 2020 is a year of unexpected situations, our growth has continued because due to the nature of our sector, we cannot stop. Our teammates are the biggest factor in finishing this year successfully. We've made our team a little bigger this year. There was no decrease in employment, but rather an increase.”

Günhan stated that they have made their investments in line with the demands and needs of the customers since January 2020 and listed their investments as follows:

€ 15.3 million investment in fleet

“We make our investments in line with the needs and demands of our customers and work to improve and expand the service we offer. In this context, we invested 15.3 million € in our fleet in 2020. On the other hand, we continued to develop our Domestic Distribution Channels service, which we launched in 2019, and we started 2020 by opening a 1,000 square meter collection transfer center in Eskişehir in January. During the pandemic period, we continued our investments and opened two new warehouses in Manisa in April and took important steps in domestic distribution. In our 2019 strategic plan, there was to establish the infrastructure for working from home. By making a technology investment of $ 250,000, we quickly implemented the model we planned and included remote work in our business processes. We continued our innovations by including Marmaray Tunnel in our Halkalı-Duisburg line in May, and we became the first company to use the Marmaray line in international export transportation.”

$1 million investment in Solar Energy System

Stating that balances have changed all over the world during the pandemic process and this affects not only the way of doing business, but also the steps towards the conscious use of natural resources, Günhan said, “We started the establishment of the biggest Solar Energy System project on the European Side approved by BEDAŞ in August, by investing $1 million. With the project being ready for use in November, we started to meet the electricity need of our Hadımköy warehouse from Solar Energy System panels installed on the roof. With the use of renewable energy, we aim to change our resources with environmentally friendly systems and to continue to realize the firsts by including our sustainability understanding in every field of Mars Logistics.”

Domestic and international investments will continue in 2021

“We aim to invest €20 million in 2021 and expand our service network in order to strengthen our fleet. As always, it is based on the demands and needs arising from stores in different provinces of Turkey and we will continue our investment with open transfer centers.” Günhan said.

Intermodal transportation, which is environmentally friendly and preferred due to the high amount of freight transported at one time, stated that as Mars Logistics will focus more on this issue in 2021, as Mars Logistics will focus more on this issue as it becomes more demanded thanks to its non-contact delivery and not being stuck at border gates, Günhan said. He stated that they realized its importance once again as the whole world and as Mars Logistics, they will highlight environmentally friendly transportation methods more.

Stating that their overseas investments will continue, Günhan noted that they plan to maintain Mars Logistics quality in important locations in Europe and said: “In 2019, we opened a company in Spain, one of Europe's important logistics positions, and brought Mars quality together with our customers abroad.

About Mars Logistics:

Mars Logistics, founded in 1989, operates as a group company where all logistics services are offered. International road, air, sea and rail transport services that provide Mars logistics, project Transportation, Intermodal Transportation, exhibition and event logistics, warehousing, customs management and insurance services in the fields of its customers by providing an integrated system of facilities. Mars, which is headquartered in Istanbul and has branches in Turkey and abroad, provides intelligent solutions to its customers with bonded and duty-free storage services in an open and closed area of 174.550 M2. Mars Logistics develops sector-specific solutions for many sectors, especially automotive and textile, such as chemistry, health, cosmetics, energy, retail. Mars Logistics, which has one of the youngest and largest fleets in Turkey, provides road transport services to Europe, North Africa, the Balkans and the Turkic Republics with a fleet of 2,650 vehicles. Mars air and sea cargo, which is a founding member of win, reaches all countries of the world and also offers a professional system in airline & sea transportation. Mars, which is among the 200 largest companies in Turkey, has managed to become one of the top 10 companies at the GRI-approved a+ level in Turkey with its latest Sustainability Report. Mars Logistics, which continues its growth by making a difference in the logistics sector with more than 1500 employees, offers an environmentally friendly and sustainable service model with its Intermodal transportation system. Aiming at continuous development and change in the sector, Mars has focused on supporting education especially in Corporate Social Responsibility projects.

Contact: Tülay Genç | [email protected] | +31 30 799 6022

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