BORUSAN LOJİSTİK AND BORUSAN INTERNATIONAL BREAK NEW GROUND IN IRAN
Thanks to a joint venture between Borusan Lojistik and Borusan International, Peugeot 206 Sedan automobiles produced in Iran are being transported from Tehran to İzmit. The automobiles are brought to the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) Köseköy Station by double-decker wagons belonging to Borusan Lojistik. The first batch of vehicles that departed on March 25 reached İzmit on April 9. According to the agreement signed with Iranian company Samandrail, two batches of vehicles will be transported to Köseköy every month.
19 April 2007, Istanbul. Acting under the brand name Borusan International and accelerating its operations in Iran following the official opening ceremony in February, Borusan Lojistik attracts attention with its services that make a difference in Turkey’s logistics sector. Recently, as a result of a joint venture between Borusan Lojistik and Borusan International, an agreement was reached with Iranian Khodro affiliate Samandrail, Iran’s largest automotive manufacturer, to transport Peugeot 206 Sedan automobiles to Turkey from Iran. Within the scope of the agreement, the first 180 vehicles, which were taken from Tehran on March 25, 2007, reached TCDD İzmit Köseköy Station on April 9, 2007.
Borusan Lojistik receives the vehicles from the manufacturing factory in Tehran. Upon delivery, the vehicles are inspected and damage reports are prepared if there is any damage. This data is recorded both in Tehran and at Borusan Lojistik’s Köseköy Vehicle Logistics Center. The received automobiles are transported to the TCDD Köseköy Station using double-decker wagons belonging to Borusan Lojistik. According to the agreement, two shipments will be made per month.
Emphasizing that the company went to Iran to provide high-quality services beyond the usual boundaries, Borusan Lojistik Deputy General Manager İbrahim Dölen continued:
“We are pleased and proud to be the first logistics company to transport vehicles from Iran to Turkey by double-decker wagon. This means we have broken new ground. We already have the capacity to transport 180 vehicles with a total of 18 wagons. However, we will increase our number of wagons and capacity with investments. With our experience and expertise in different sectors, we can offer services to our customers in Iran that meet their needs. We are always making a difference and continuously raising customer satisfaction. Through its operations in Iran, Borusan Lojistik will increase its weight and market share not only in this country but also in the whole region. We are on our way to becoming a global player in Turkey in the logistics sector.”
About Borusan Lojistik and Borusan International
A member of Borusan Group, Borusan Lojistik was founded in 1973 primarily to meet the logistical needs of other group companies. After almost 30 years of superior performance, in 2000, the corporation was restructured as an integrated logistics service provider to share its experience and knowledge with the corporations outside the group.
Borusan Lojistik is the only logistics company in Turkey to implement the 6 Sigma methodology applied by only 10 logistics firms in the world. Focusing on third party logistics services and port management, Borusan Lojistik serves from its bonded and unbonded multi-user warehouses, customer special warehouses, transfer centers, vehicle storage and logistics centers across Turkey, covering a closed area of over 164,000m2.
Borusan Lojistik treats its customers as business partners and works in harmony to create a win-win situation for everyone. As a business partner, Borusan Lojistik aims to understand its customers’ needs and expectations, analyze data and provide the most appropriate logistics solutions. The corporation focuses on adding value to the activities of its customers.
Borusan Lojistik has decided to expand its activities abroad in order to maintain its strong growth and to bring its experience and knowledge in Turkey to nearby territories.
With the growth of Borusan Lojistik’s activities, Borusan International was established at the end of 2006 to provide logistics services to prominent customers in certain sectors, both in terms of volume and geographical scope. Borusan Lojistik serves its customers under Borusan International Pars JSCo in Iran, Borusan International Gulf FZE in United Arab Emirates and Borusan International Algeria SPA in Algeria. In addition, it performs third party integrated logistics services as a new regional power in Ukraine, Romania, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North Africa, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and the Benelux countries.
Borusan International offers quality services in freight and transportation management, project cargo management, supply chain management, and storage and distribution management with a focus on the automotive, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), petrochemical, white/brown goods, iron and steel and finished products sectors. Integrated logistics services provided with the support of the company’s professional expertise and advanced information systems fulfill the customers’ logistics needs with a coordinated approach and enhance their supply chains.