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Preparing and shipping consignments to almost every country in Europe
Early in spring this year, Ekol Logistics developed intermodal solutions; such as a new block train launched between Sète (France) and Zeebrugge (Belgium), added a sixth own Ro-Ro, thus increasing frequency of Ro-Ro’s services between Turkey and Spain, while simultaneously adding Lavrio (close to Athens) to this route. Ekol is also developing cooperation with customers by expanding the range of existing services.
As of October, the Poznan branch of Ekol Poland will increase the area of its warehouse premises to 10,000 m2 to expand its range of comprehensive logistics services. The expansion is necessary as it enters the second phase of cooperation with Regatta, a leading UK clothing company selling outdoor clothes and equipment.
It is the second stage of cooperation between Ekol and Regatta. In the first stage of cooperation, started in January 2018, Ekol serves about 650,000 pieces of nearly 4,000 SKUs stored on over 2,000 m2 of a high racking system warehouse. At this stage, Ekol sends shipments to customers located in Poland, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary.
In the second phase of the project, Ekol will be preparing and shipping consignments to almost every country in Europe. It currently provides such services as storage, packing, VAS, while in the second stage it will also be offering bonded warehouse and customs clearance services.
Thanks to the growing cooperation with Regatta, Ekol will significantly increase its headcount and will be employing 120-130 people in Poland.
Most of Ekol’s customers are from the automotive, hi-tech, fashion, retail, industrial, FMCG and healthcare sectors. The Company has the know-how of the fashion sector as 16.0% of its global turnover derives from this industry.
Ekol entered Poland in May 2015 and currently operates in five cities (Warsaw, Poznan, Sosnowiec, Wroclaw and Tychy). It develops not only comprehensive logistics services but also groupage transport and FTL services such as a groupage road connection from Sosnowiec to Ostrava, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Sofia or Thessaloniki. Looking ahead, the Company is going to launch more and more groupage connections from/to Poland and Europe. At the same time, Ekol Poland has just obtained AEO accreditation. Ekol Poland offers also intermodal connections, for example between Poland and Turkey, as well as from/to Iran, Greece or Israel.