Main Profile

Logistics Company

Description in a few words:

Ekol’s business model is bolstered by technological inspiration, which blends mind, heart and consciousness while constantly offering customers integrated, interconnected and innovative solutions. Ekol is always one step ahead and it never settles for good enough. This boosts our customers' accomplishments and creates environmental, financial, and social benefits. Ekol is one of Europe's major logistics providers, boasting distribution centers with 1,000,000 square meters of total indoor space in Turkey, Germany, Italy, Greece, France, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Sweden in addition to allowing for Intermodal transportation with 52 block trains per week and 6,000 vehicles.

With its know-how and technological infrastructure, Ekol develops industry-specific solutions for the logistics needs of automakers and supporting industries that utilize the "Just-in-Time" model. Ekol provides efficient management process by enabling third-party logistics services including international transportation, warehousing and inventory management, milk-run collection and distribution, exclusive added-value services, customs clearance, order shipment and delivery management, production line feeding with JIT/JIS, empty cage, and KLT management.

Current Leadership:

Ahmet Musul, Chairman

Founding Year:

In 2014, we succeeded in becoming Turkey’s first and only logistics company to obtain the Green Office Certificate, following an assessment by the WWF. We design our workspaces in an eco-friendly manner and implement improvements in savings in waste management, electricity and paper usage.


Number of machinery in Production and capacities: solid, liquid, sterile

Secondary packaging by 1 million boxes; daily capacity is performed by 25 packaging stations.

Main product categories or therapies of focus

The company provides customers with integrated and uniquely modeled international transportation, bonded and non-bonded warehousing solutions, value-added services, customs and domestic distribution services for Life Sciences and Health sector as pharma products, medical devices, vision care and raw material product groups for Human Health and Animal Health in Turkey, Hungary and Ukraine.

Number of APIs produced

Approx. 1000 pallets

Primary packaging production

N/A, secondary packaging is applicable

Serialization Service

Yes, daily capacity is 1 million

Total number of delivered boxes/year

600 million boxes per year


R&D focus

Ekol has never ceased investing in R&D and innovation and places Logistics 4.0 at the heart of its approach. In line with the strategy of applying the principles of Industry 4.0, Ekol’s R&D focus has put Logistics 4.0 at its center through digitalization and visualization, process integration via the internet and mobile applications, the creation of networks between objects, cloud computing and communications technologies and simulation and robotic systems.

The work of the unit encompasses fields such as vehicle routing, delivery network design, pricing, ergonomics, process analysis, quality management, capacity planning, facility design and investment planning. The Ekol R&D team follows interdisciplinary methodology, utilizing capacities from a number of fields in harmony including process development, optimization, simulation, software development, quality systems management and project management.

Ekol carries out R&D activities in conjunction with universities and other institutions in a range of fields, such as fleet optimization and route planning, load and network improvements with 3D loading models, business model development for warehouse management, delivery and delivery, automation systems design, flexible order preparation and packaging processes, order management software, demand management system design and transportation alternatives.

In More Depth

Number of employees

+7500 in total, 500 employees for Life Sciences & Health operations

GMP certificates

As part of its quality management systems, Ekol implements GMP/GDP-compliant pharmaceutical warehouse quality assurance management, temperature and humidity tracking systems management, pest control management, validation processes (computerized system validation, equipment qualification, area validations, transfer validations), a web-based customer complaint tracking system, and integrated facility management systems (smoke detectors and fire safety systems, emergency alarm systems, security systems) in the facilities. Ekol boasts special areas for temperature control, provides cold-chain storage and shipping for the health industry and organizes training and internal audits for their personnel.

Ekol renders services to the health industry with its special fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles designed in line with the GDP guideline.

Revenue or Growth Rate in past financial year

2017-2018: 21%

2018-2019: 27%

USP/ or a differentiating fact

Ekol’s experience and expertise in top-to-bottom serialization (tracking and monitoring) operations allow it to provide significant support to the multinational pharmaceutical companies which follow the program.

Ekol shares its experience, information, and know-how of the international implementation process of this application (particularly in the United States), which was launched in Turkey for the first time in the world with Ekol’s support.

Prominent partnerships/ clients

Bayer, Novartis, Sandoz, MSD, Abbvie, Eczacıbaşı Pharma, Takeda, Zoetis, Sysmex, Bbraun, Alcon, B&L,Alexion, TRpharma, Mundipharma