VTG is repositioning itself on the Turkish market, bundling all the business activities of VTG Rail Europe, VTG Rail Logistics and VTG Tanktainer under the aegis of the Group’s Turkish subsidiary VTG Nakliyat. Effective May 1, 2021, business operations will be led jointly by Sinemis Özden, Managing Director VTG Nakliyat, and Zoltán Potvorszki, Head of Region South Eastern Europe VTG Rail Logistics. “In the future, we will be able to offer integrated rail, container and multimodal project logistics as well as customs handling and asset hire services in Turkey and the surrounding region – locally and all from a single source,” says Zoltán Potvorszki.
Strong local presence with an international focus
VTG Nakliyat has played an active role in providing leasing and rail logistics services since 2015. It now plans to intensify trusted collaboration with existing partners and to sharply expand its range of services around rail, container and multimodal transport. To this end, two local offices will be opened on the Bosphorus: one on the European side (with a focus on rail transport) and another on the Asian side (with a focus on tanktainers). Both will develop new, customer-centric products and services for these markets.
VTG Tanktainer too has been on the ground in Turkey for over 20 years. In-depth market expertise has established it as one of the region’s market leaders for the transportation of liquids in tanktainers and flexitanks. “Having VTG Nakliyat offices in Istanbul’s Pendik and Haikali districts puts us right where our customers are,” says Joachim Goldenbaum, Deputy Head of European Sales VTG Tanktainer. “Operating in immediate proximity to our long-standing logistical partners, we want to bundle the VTG service portfolio in order to further develop the Turkish market.”
Leveraging market potential
The Turkish market harbors tremendous potential and holds out attractive prospects for VTG, in part due to its geographical location on the New Silk Road. Freight traffic has grown forcefully here in recent years. “We see huge potential in this region, especially for rail and multimodal transports,” Sinemis Özden adds. “By pooling VTG’s expertise under the aegis of VTG Nakliyat, we will be better placed to respond to customers’ needs in this highly promising market environment.”