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One of the fastest growing firms of logistics sector, Borusan Lojistik received the approval of Competition Authority for its acquisition of Balnak. With this acquisition Borusan Lojistik became the new leader of logistics sector in Turkey with 4.000 employees, more than 400.000 square meters closed warehousing capacity and 600 million USD turnover.

Competition Authority approved the acquisition of Balnak, a leading player in the sector, by Borusan Lojistik, which grew with a strong acceleration since its establishment. After this acquisition Borusan Lojistik became the leader of Turkish logistics sector with 6 companies in 4 continents, 4.000 employees, 400.000 square meters warehouse capacity, over 10.000 customers and 600 million USD annual turnover.

Borusan Lojistik announced that both firms would continue their operations within their own structures during the integration process with the same quality and discipline and that the target would be to establish an efficient structure under one roof after a well - planned integration process. In order to manage this integration process professionally the firm hired international consulting companies with significant know-how and experience in this area. While The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) advises on strategic integration, Odgers Berndtson advises on HR and cultural integration.

Gürgenç: “Our target is to become one of the 10 biggest contract logistics companies in the world by 2022."

Commenting on the acquisition which reshaped Turkey’s logistics sector, Borusan Lojistik General Manager Kaan Gürgenç emphasized the importance as follows:

“During the preparation of our strategic plans for 2011-2015 period, we compared the options of organic and inorganic growth and decided to give priority to acquisitions. In accordance with that once we have seen Borusan Lojistik and Balnak complete each other with strong features and qualities, we decided to realize this acquisition. Now we have two solid targets. First one is to reinforce our leadership position in the logistics market with total revenues of over $ 1 billion for 2015 and the second one is to become one of the 10 biggest contract logistics companies in the world by 2022. This acquisition’s most important aspect is the fact that Balnak’s more than 100 licensed agencies would contribute greatly to Borusan Lojistik's international operational strength, which already has a robust global volume. I can say that we are now the leading player in the sector. The target of continuing operational integration process of our two companies is to create value exceeding our current arithmetical total."

Conducting its international operations through Borusan Logistics brand in the Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Netherlands, United States and Kazakhstan, Borusan Lojistik gains a very strong network abroad, particularly in Europe with the addition of Balnak's more than 100 international agencies. Balnak's agency network, which now belongs to Borusan Lojistik, includes Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Check Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, Netherland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Portugal and Baltic states.


Continuing to make a difference in logistics sector with its innovative and pioneering solutions, Borusan Lojistik broke new ground by entering ‘Scheduled Multimodal Train Transportation’ business, handling transportation operations to all European countries. In order to implement this eco-friendly project, the company built a special infrastructure in Europe as well as a Bonded Terminal and Transfer Zone in Edirne.

April 05, 2012, İstanbul... Borusan Lojistik enters a new era in services for Europe by starting ‘Scheduled Multimodal Train Transportation’ services in the sector as a wagon and container owner. This way, Borusan Lojistik will provide an important competitive advantage to Turkey’s economy and industry, as well as creating a difference in sustainability and susceptibility toward environmental protection.

Within the scope of this application, land transportation will be used less, which is a great example of Borusan Lojistik’s susceptibility toward environment. This innovative application will start on April 6th 2012, with the first block train leaving from Vienna. Scheduled Multimodal Train Transportation, which will be implemented between Turkey and Europe, will begin with two reciprocal trains every week during the starting process. Borusan Lojistik stated that it would increase the number of expeditions to five times a week according to the demands and needs of its customers. This integrated service will be provided as a door to door, one-stop solution. In addition, a Bonded Terminal and Transfer Zone has been built in Edirne.

Borusan Lojistik’s Deputy General Manager of Ports and International Transport Division İbrahim Dölen stated that regular import and export transportation operations will be launched first between Austria – Vienna, Germany – Duisburg, Germany – Buna and Germany – Schwarzheide through Duisburg and Netherlands – Rotterdam. He said:

“We thought it will be appropriate to announce our new logistics service named ‘Greenovative Solution in Multimodal Transportation’, which is very important for us, at the 14th Logistics Management Summit, a very important meeting in our sector, organized by HR Magazine. We think we’ve taken an important step toward our country’s sustainable growth while designing the eco-friendly, fast and punctual Multimodal Train Transportation services with our business partners Turkish State Railways (TCDD), Hupag Ag and Alpha Ag of Swiss origin. The cargo of imported goods that will leave from Vienna on April 6th on our train will arrive Edirne on April 9th, and on April 10th, the exported goods will depart from Edirne to Vienna. Once in each of the following three days, one of our trains will continue service with 36 units of 45-feet containers. In order for our future to be greener and more beautiful, we will keep working toward bringing our sector eco-friendly alternatives like this one.”


Within the scope of the 'Sweeper Fish Activity,' organized by Borusan Lojistik in collaboration with Deepist Diving and Nature Sports Center, Borusan Lojistik employees with diver licenses dove with their diving instructors and cleaned the floor of the sea on October 23rd. The garbage they took out of the sea was exhibited in a special area prepared on the shore. Turkish Underwater Sports Federation's Vice President Dr. Şahin Özen attended the event that aims to create awareness on subjects such as sea pollution, protecting the seas and sea ecosystem.

Borusan Lojistik continues its activities to increase awareness on environment protection. At the 'Sweeper Fish Activity' that took place on Sunday, October 23rd, 15 Borusan Lojistik employees cleaned the floor of the sea at a designated part of the Caddebostan shore. Turkish Underwater Sports Federation's Vice President Dr. Şahin Özen and Borusan Lojistik employees attended the event. One of Deepist Diving and Nature Sports Center's consultant instructors, Marine Biologist Assistant Professor Ahmet Edip Müftüoğlu gave information about underwater floor cleaning.

Making a statement about the aim of the 'Sweeper Fish Activity,' Borusan Lojistik's General Manager Kaan Gürgenç said:
"Our seas are sounding alarm for pollution. There are two important reasons behind this. First one is the domestic and industrial waste that can't be taken under control. Second one is the damage people cause with their careless actions. The pollution we exhibit after our social responsibility event 'Sweeper Fish Activity' is mainly the result of this carelessness. We believe that the first step of creating awareness about protecting the environment is turning this carelessness the other way around. We think the war for protecting the environment can be won when the sensibility of individuals is improved one by one. As one of Borusan Group companies, we give great importance to sustainability. We accept it as our indispensable mission to turn the resources that we were trusted with over to the next generation without polluting or consuming them. In addition to our struggle against climate change and work to protect the environment, we will continue to implement social responsibility projects and to support increasing social awareness on these issues."

At the event that took place in collaboration with Deepist Diving and Nature Sports Center, employees dove in groups with their instructors and took out garbage from the sea. The land team, made up of volunteer Borusan Lojistik employees, inventoried the materials under the supervision of marine biologist diving instructors. Sometimes there was a crab that made a home inside a shoe or a family of oysters that were stuck inside a broken bottle. During the floor cleaning, when the team came across living organisms that formed living spaces within the garbage, these were put back into the sea with care in order not to cause damage to the living organisms. 'Sweeper Fish Activity's goal was stated as creating awareness about sea pollution, sea protection, sea ecosystem, life in the sea and sea culture.

Borusan Lojistik continues activities toward the protection of environment

Continuing all its activities with respect to human kind and the environment, Borusan Lojistik works to protect the environment and focuses on the fight against climate change. The company assesses the effect its activities have on the environment and performs improvement activities with the help of the Lean 6 Sigma philosophy. Borusan Lojistik's work for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard has been certified by SGS in 2004.

In 2010, Borusan Holding attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, which is about fighting climate change on a global level for a livable world and sustainable environment. Borusan was among the 384 companies that signed the document which calls governments from all over the world to collaborate against climate change and global warming and to take precautions immediately.

As one of Holding group companies, Borusan Lojistik also works toward sustainability, toward averting climate change and lowering carbon emissions, which is an important step for this end. Borusan Lojistik put the 'Carbon Foot Print' into operation, which aimed to lower carbon emissions and started by Borusan Holding in 2009. In addition, the company performs 'ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Emissions' activities which make it possible to calculate and report greenhouse gas emissions. As a result of these activities, Borusan Lojistik aims to minimize the amount of carbon it releases into the atmosphere. The company also works toward discarding waste appropriately and saving on water and electricity consumption.

Borusan Lojistik supported the project organized in 2010 by Turkish Handicapped Foundation Anatolian Branch, which included collecting plastic caps to buy wheelchairs for the disabled. Participating into Deniz Temiz Turmepa's (Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association) 'International Shore and Sea Cleaning' day, Borusan Lojistik became Turmepa's sponsor in 2011 and continues working for sea floor cleaning. Among other projects Borusan Lojistik supports are 'Environmental Penguins,' which creates awareness about environment in kids, 'Curious Books' and 'Don't Let Clothes Become Rags, Don't Let Hope Disappear' project organized by Scotch-Brite.

Lastly, Borusan Lojistik signed a protocol with The Foundation for the Protection and Promotion of the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ÇEKÜL). Joining the '7 Tree Forests' program, Borusan Lojistik's goal is to create a forest of 1,000,000 trees by the end of 2015.


Mardin Atmaca Village Primary School renovated from top to bottom

Borusan Lojistik, taking care of Atmaca Village Primary School, located in Mardin's Kızıltepe district, met all its needs. The school building, teachers' dormitory and the school garden were renovated, most of which had to be rebuilt. In addition to the necessary construction work at the school, Borusan Lojistik also delivered a year's worth of personal and educational materials to students within the first week of school. Thanks to Borusan Lojistik's dedicated work, Atmaca Village Primary School students started the new school year in a renewed building with brand new materials.

30 November 2011;Continuing important projects in the field of corporate responsibility, Borusan Lojistik listened to the help plea of a village teacher from Anatolia. Paying great attention to this plea, Borusan Lojistik took it upon itself to solve the problems of Atmaca Village Primary School, a village school in Mardin's Kızıltepe district. The company used its New Year's promotions budget for Atmaca Village Primary School, meeting the needs of the school and the students. Commenting on the issue, Borusan Lojistik's General Manager Kaan Gürgenç said:

"When we saw the situation Atmaca Village Primary School was in, we became very emotional. All together we decided that we wouldn't only supply a few needed materials, but we would also renovate the school. Up until today, we hadn't come, hadn't seen and hadn't known what was going on. But now we have and Atmaca Village Primary School is now our school. We're now responsible for the present and the future of this school.

We completed the alterations and construction work before the school year started and delivered the materials the children needed. We are very sensitive toward the problems of the children, who are the guarantee of our future, face. We will continue to support Atmaca Village Primary School students with our employees who share the same sensitivity."

Everything started with a request for a copier

Borusan Lojistik got to know Atmaca Village Primary School through Veli Teacher's letter, who is the uncle of a Borusan Lojistik employee. Veli Teacher explained that most of the children didn't have books, and because there wasn't a copier, they had a hard time giving notes to students. He wrote that he himself went to town once a week and made copies within his own means. What Veli Teacher requested was a copier... Not being able to stay indifferent to what they saw and heard, Borusan Lojistik not only provided a copier for the school with 4 classes and 2 classrooms, it also committed itself to meeting all the needs of the school.

The school was renovated from top to bottom

As part of the renovation work that started on September 1st, the roofs of the classrooms were insulated. Ceilings and walls were repaired and painted; outside walls, ceremony field and playground were reconstructed. Before the alterations, Atmaca Village Primary School could get running water only twice a week, but now the school has a water tank and running water every day. In addition to renewing the water pipes, Borusan Lojstik also altered the teacher and student bathrooms. The classrooms' floor tiles were renewed; the teacher's dormitory and the library were rearranged. Air conditioning was installed in classrooms so the students could keep warm.

Students' book, coat, etc. needs were met

Borusan Lojistik employees provided important support for the company's work at Atmaca Village Primary School.

Borusan Lojistik employees got together to meet the students' clothing, cleaning, stationery and toy needs and they donated money for these materials to be purchased. In addition, they collected second-hand book and toy donations that were suitable for primary school and nursery school students.

Borusan Lojistik continues its corporate responsibility activities

Giving great importance to creating value for society, Borusan Lojistik continues its social responsibility work in the fields of education and environment. The company takes part in projects that support the education and development of children including 'Read - Think - Share', 'Curious Books', 'Share Your Toy', 'Culture Ants', 'Raise Your Hand If You Like Sharing' and 'Book Campaign for İzmir Şehit Yüzbaşı Ali Rıza Sadık Primary School.' Through these projects, books and toys are provided for children, and the aim is to help them to love reading and obtain information about culture and history.

In the field of environment, Borusan Lojistik works toward creating awareness about protecting the environment and takes part in projects that contribute to this cause. In addition to the '7 Tree Forests' project, through which 1 million trees will be planted by 2015, Borusan Lojistik implements different projects related to environmental protection and sensibility, including 'Don't Let Clothes Become Rags, Don't Let Hope Disappear', 'Sweeper Fish Activity', 'Acorn Collecting' and 'Environmentalist Penguins.'

In addition, Borusan Lojistik employees help the Foundation for Children With Leukemia (LÖSEV) as well as schools in the region. Also supporting those who were affected by the earthquake in the city of Van, Borusan Lojistik will continue to transport help to the region free of charge until the wounds are healed.

Borusan Port is able to provide services for giant container ships with 10,000 TEU capacities.

Continuing its activities within Borusan Lojistik since 1984, Borusan Port was positioned as one of the four strategic business units of Borusan Lojistik as of 2007 and it started to be managed as a separate business unit structure.

Borusan Port offers 24/7 world class project planning, general cargo, container, PCC or RO-RO, port and terminal services through its expert team. With its strategic location at Gemsaz, in Gemlik, Bursa, Borusan Port is an important customs/duties gate for import and export activities that take place in Southern Marmara, Aegean and Central Anatolia regions.

Thanks to the $ 100 million growth investment that started in 2008 and was completed within the planned timeframe, the port capacity was doubled. After the investment, with its physical conditions and equipment park, Borusan Port is able to provide services for giant container ships with 10,000 TEU capacities.

In 2010, the investment was officially opened and the port reached a total capacity of 5 million tons general cargo, 400,000 TEU containers and handling 250,000 vehicles. The port also has a 1,400 m lay by area, 280,000 m2 bound area and a 80,000 m2 unbound area. Borusan Lojistik plans to implement the third and fourth phases of the port investment in 2011.