CQR Istanbul named most admired logistics company in Turkey

CQR Istanbul has been ranked the leading company in 2015 in “The Most Admired Companies of Turkey” research of CAPITAL, the most prestigious Turkish economy magazine

1,602 middle and senior managers from more than 700 companies have participated in the magazine’s research compiled by the leading figures from the business world.


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The nominated companies were evaluated on the following;

  • innovation
  • reputation
  • customer satisfaction levels
  • integration into the world markets
  • service and product quality
  • reliability and financial soundness

Proud to have been awarded 1st place once again, Mr. Ahmet Musul, Chairman of Ekol Logistics, shared his sentiments saying: “We are very proud to see that our 25th year in this sector has been crowned by a precious award. We are fully aware that this achievement is the result of teamwork, being awarded the first place two years in a row fills us with immense pride and joy. As Ekol, we focus all our efforts on providing high quality customer service, achieving excellence in service quality and being an ideal business partner. Adopting an environmentally friendly approach to business and providing our customers with a high quality service, we are taking firm steps towards achieving our primary goal, becoming the most admired logistics company abroad.”

CQR Istanbul keeps gaining new customers

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logistics companies and suppliers

CQR Istanbul will be performing all of Grief’s transport activities in the field of industrial packaging and packaging equipment from Grief’s facilities to England, Scandinavia and Switzerland. In addition, they will provide all customs operations in Sweden, Austria and England.

Grief is just one of CQR Istanbul’s newest clients, they will also begin serving on contract based operations to Carrefour Global Sourcing. The team will undertake Carrefour’s textile and outdoor clothing export products which were bought from Turkish manufacturers. The goods will be transported by road to Sweden, France, İtaly, Poland, Romania and Spain.

Conqueror would like to congratulate CQR Istanbul on these contracts!


CQR Istanbul becomes partner of Samsung in Turkey

Ekol Logistics, Conqueror’s exclusive member in 6 cities across Turkey, has won the contract to undertake the warehousing and distribution of spare parts for the technology giant, Samsung

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logistics companies and suppliers

After a one year tender process and 6 months implementation, CQR Istanbul started a pilot project in their Sakura Warehouse, Istanbul with a 4.500 m2 area and automation systems. With this project, the team will be supporting Samsung with spare parts supply for domestic appliances and electronic goods.

Agent Relations Manager, Devrim Koray told us what contracts like this are doing for Ekol. “Working with leading names in the technology sector, Ekol continuously improves and extends its service quality, in parallel to technological developments, and particularly in line with its existing and potential customers’ requirements.” 

Conqueror would like to congratulate Ekol and its team on this success and we welcome all agents with shipments in Turkey to get in touch with the team.


Award season for CQR Istanbul

CQR Istanbul, Ekol Logistcs now has a hatrick of International Logistics Operators (L2) awards, after winning again at Logistrans 2012 Transport Logistics Exhibition in November 2012, beating off stiff competition for the third year in succession

 The Logitrans awards cover 13 different catagories and all nominees were assessed by a panel consisting of representatives from sectoral journals and civil society organizations in the industry. CQR Istanbul was awarded for its achievements in total turnover (US$), number of employees, number of trips abroad, number of branches abroad, number of self-owned vehicles, turnover of foreign sea transport (Tons) – (TEU), foreign air transport (USD), foreign railway transport (Tons), covered storage and warehouse areas.
November 2012 turned into an ‘awards season’ for Ekol with them also receiving the special ‘Superman’ award at LÖSEV’s 14th Anniversary Ceremony. LÖSEV is a non-profit foundation for children with Leukaemia providing them with emotional and financial support as well as health services.
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You could be forgiven for thinking, “What does Ekol have to do with LÖSEV?” Well, Ekol provides logistical support when required; in particular with the use of its warehouses in Ankara and Izmir to store LÖSEV’s support packages as well as assisting in the timely delivery of the packs to those who need them. In addition, Ekol’s vehicles were used to transport the materials for the “Village for Children with Leukaemia” constructed by LÖSEV.

CEO, Tayfun Öktem, was there to receive the award on behalf of Ekol. When asked about their involvement with LÖSEV, he had this to say. “Ekol’s success allows us to offer our services for free to worthy organisations like LÖSEV and it is also important to give something back to the local community and more widely to our country. No-one knows when it will be them that is in need of assistance and therefore it is important to assist where you can when you are able; this is our belief at Ekol.”

It is clear that there is far more to Ekol than being a business, it is a humanitarian too.
To find out more about CQR Istanbul, Ekol Logistics, please contact Devrim Koray on Devrim.Koray@ekol.com or visit www.ekol.com

CQR Istanbul launches ro-ro service- Hayadarpasa Trieste

Last month, EKOL Lojistik, which operates as CQR’s exclusive agent in 6 cities in Turkey, launched a new Ro-Ro service between the ports of Hayadarpasa, Turkey and Trieste, Italy. The vessel’s names which are leased with a commitment to purchase, are determined as HATCHE, QEZBAN and PAQIZE and will carry out three weekly round trips.

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 The maiden voyage took place on 12th January; a vessel packed to capacity with 240 trailers, each representing an exclusive EKOL customer. With offices based at the ports, the team cleared all the goods and prepared all the documentation on behalf of their clients, as well as hiring Mafis, lashing equipment and security. In addition to port side services, EKOL loaded a number of the trailers at their warehouses, where they also provided packaging and palletizing services.
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EKOL’s Agent Relations Manager, Devrim Koray, said, “With our strong technological infrastructure and sectoral experience, we have strengthened our intermodal transportation service with the Ro-Ro services, and aim to offer more productive, high quality and sustainable services in order to enhance the competitiveness of our customers. We wish this initiative to be beneficial for our country, to the sector and to all our customers.”

To find out more about CQR Istanbul, please visit www.ekol.com or contact Devrim Koray on Devrim.Koray@ekol.com

CQR Istanbul ships tension leveller to Oman

In July this year, CQR Istanbul was chosen to ship a Tension Leveller, Lubrication Power Unit and cart for Leveller Cartridge Change (Upper Frame) from Istanbul to Oman.

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Ekol Logistics used flat-rack containers and provided the lashing prior to the shipping line UASC taking over the transportation of the shipment.

Being the most well-established forwarder in Turkey made CQR Istanbul the clear choice for the handling of this shipment. Founded in 1990, Ekol Logistics has made a name for itself in the world of integrated logistics services and for this shipment, it was no different.