Kerry Logistics Network Limited announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Turkey’s Asav Lojistik Hizmetleri Anonim Sirketi (‘ASAV’) to further the expansion of its global network and strengthen its international freight forwarding (‘IFF’) capabilities. Building upon ASAV’s competitive advantages of established operations and a diversified mix of domestic and international customers, the acquisition will help Kerry Logistics to gain a major foothold in Turkey and further consolidate its network and capabilities in the region.
Mathieu Biron, Managing Director Global Freight Forwarding of Kerry Logistics, said, “We are excited to work with ASAV, a young, dynamic and highly professional team, to tap into the business potential of a promising market and create greater synergy with the diverse mix of customers it brings. The partnership is poised to significantly boost our IFF capabilities in Turkey and enrich our resources in the Europe-Asia freight route, instrumental in helping us to further expand our IFF business worldwide.”
Melek Karabacak, Vice Chairperson of ASAV, said, “For the past 25 years, ASAV has built a solid foundation and a rich customer portfolio in Turkey and the region. Joining Kerry Logistics is an exciting news for us. We are looking forward to combining our local and regional expertise with Kerry Logistics’ global network and extensive service offerings to support our ongoing development and provide a broader range of innovative solutions to our existing and future customers.”
Taking into account the positive profit growth and expansion potential in the IFF division, Kerry Logistics will continue to focus on expanding its IFF business both organically and through mergers and acquisitions.