Hitachi’s Turkish logistics venture considering inorganic growth opportunities

Dünya - Hitachi Transport System, the transportation and logistics unit of the Japanese conglomerate, is planning to expand its footprint in the Turkish logistics market through its successful partnership with Mars Logistics. Since acquiring 51 percent of the shares of Mars Logistics in 2013, Mars Logistics General Manager, Ali Tulgar, has confirmed that Hitachi is now bent on making Türkiye the logistics hub of the region.

In a recent statement concerning the company’s investment plans for the country, Tulgar said, “To meet the increasing demand, we are planning two new warehouses on both the European and Anatolian sides of Istanbul and are actively searching for local companies to acquire.” The company’s annual growth is likely to exceed the expected 12 percent, according to Mars Logistics General Manager, who added that growth of 15 percent is possible.

With a 1,800-truck fleet, Mars Logistics employs over 1,000 workers throughout the country. Offering intermodal freight transportation from Türkiye to Europe six days a week, the Turkish-Japanese company is also looking to expand in the Far East.

Besides having a large domestic market, Türkiye’s strategic location between the large landmasses of Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, makes the country the ideal transport junction for international logistics companies.

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