Ekol Greece, part of Ekol Logistics, is celebrating its 5th anniversary and continues its development plans. The company was added to the Ekol network on the 4th of July 2012 and the business has been growing ever since.
“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.
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.
In the future, the company will be also offering rail connection to Europe using the ports of Lavrio & Thessaloniki and connect them with the rail terminals in Aspropyrgos and Thessaloniki port. “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” added Batakis
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”said the Country Manager.
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.