Ekol Bolsters its Fleet with Eco and Driver-Friendly Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks
Ekol continues to strengthen its fleet with 150 units of Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL trucks in line with its growth targets. Ekol Chairman Ahmet Musul and Procurement, Administration and Investments General Manager Levent Demir received the new generation of heavy-duty trucks at a ceremony hosted by Mercedes-Benz Türk CEO Süer Sülün on September 17, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Türk headquarters in Esenyurt, Istanbul. Press members were also present.
Ekol added 150 eco and driver-friendly Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL 4X2 Model heavy-duty trucks, equipped with the state-of-the-art Euro 6 engines, to its fleet. Almost 2,000 of the heavy-duty trucks in Ekol’s fleet are Mercedes-Benz.
Ekol has one of the largest logistics fleets in Europe, with 5,500 self-owned vehicles. Chairman Musul remarked on Ekol’s latest investment, saying:
We have been doing business with Mercedes-Benz for 10 years. We know them very well and experience their quality first-hand. Therefore, we will continue to strengthen our fleet with Mercedes heavy-duty trucks. Our fleet has roughly 2,000 heavy-duty trucks. With this latest purchase of 150 new units, Mercedes-Benz vehicles now amount to 90 percent of our fleet. At Ekol Logistics, our partnership with Mercedes-Benz does not only depend on our vehicle investments; we have also carried automotive parts of the brand to Mercedes-Benz factories across Europe since 2008. We hope to continue this long and profitable partnership with Mercedes-Benz Türk in the years ahead.
Ekol Procurement, Administration and Investments General Manager Levent Demir said,
We added 150 units of Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL heavy-duty trucks to our fleet because we trust Mercedes-Benz Türk. These eco and driver-friendly trucks are manufactured in Turkey and are comfortable to drive. Their domestic and international service centers, no-hassle and comprehensive maintenance contracts they offer, flexibility and on-site services are extremely valuable for increasing our operational speed.
Mercedes-Benz Türk CEO Süer Sülün emphasized the outstanding features of vehicles, which are all manufactured at Mercedes-Benz Türk Aksaray Truck Factory:
Today, we are proud to deliver 150 units of Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL to Ekol Logistics. We also sincerely welcome our dear guests to our headquarters. Our partnership with Ekol started in 2008. Ekol now stands out with its flawless service approach in the logistics industry. For more than a decade of our strong partnership, Mercedes-Benz Türk has supplied so many vehicles to Ekol Logistics. Today, we are celebrating this valuable partnership with 150 units of Actros 1845 LSnRL. Since 2010, we have been manufacturing Actros trucks for domestic and international markets at Mercedes-Benz standards. All our models are manufactured at our truck factory, which we founded in 1986 in Aksaray in the heart of Anatolia. We are proud of this 10-year partnership. It’s a great pleasure to see our quality vehicles equipped with the latest technology in Ekol’s fleet. Sincere thanks to Ekol Logistics for choosing Mercedes-Benz Türk again. I wish you a prosperous business driving. Furthermore, I would like to convey my sincere thanks to my team, the Anatolian Branch of Gülsoy Otomotiv, and my colleagues at Mercedes-Benz Türk Financial Services for providing financing that made this purchase possible.
İsmet Emre, Board Member at Gülsoy Otomotiv, a Mercedes-Benz Dealer, said in his speech at the ceremony:
At Gülsoy Otomotiv, we are very happy and proud to have contributed to the delivery of 150 units of vehicles. Today, it is possible to find a Mercedes-Benz vehicle that will meet the needs of all our customers. Equipped with Euro 6 engines and a compatible transmission and axle, the Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL considerably reduces fuel consumption. It also stands out as a cost-efficient vehicle thanks to 20-percent lower maintenance costs, solid road performance and service intervals up to 120,000 km. In addition to its high resale value, it meets the needs of heavy-duty vehicle users by offering comfort, safety and a great design. Mercedes-Benz Türk was the first choice of Ekol Logistics in 2008. We have delivered our vehicles with a full package service agreement that includes periodical maintenance, repair parts and an extended warranty. I hope you enjoy your new vehicles.