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Maurice Ward Group Expands in Europe with Turkish Acquisition

Maurice Ward Group (MWG) a Privately Owned, Independent Regional Forwarder established in Ireland (1968) today announced the acquisition of Air Tech Kargo Turkiye.

‘With this acquisition, we continue our mission to have owned facilities in all countries in Greater Europe. Turkiye becomes the 28th country on the continent with MWG-owned operations. The acquisition represents a significant step in our mission to have wholly owned operations in every country throughout Europe. Turkiye is an extremely important market & is well-positioned to become a major manufacturing & trade hub for Europe. With multinational organizations diversifying supply chain & continued near-shoring we see huge growth potential in Turkiye’, said Mr. Maurice Ward, CEO & owner of the MWG.

‘Since Air Tech Kargo was established in 2015, MWG has been our most important partner. It was a natural step that we would join forces with MWG allowing us to fully exploit the huge market opportunities in Turkiye. The two organizations share core values & a passion for exceptional freight forwarding & customer service. Having the support of MWG will allow us to fulfill our growth ambitions in the market. Myself & my team of over 50 freight forwarding professionals are delighted to be joining the Maurice Ward family,' states Mr. Erdem Kaya, CEO of Air Tech Kargo.

MWG Turkiye is a full-service Air & Ocean Forwarder headquartered in Istanbul & offering full coverage of all major ports & airports. The acquisition will add over +60000 additional airfreight shipments to the MWG network annually. MWG Turkiye specializes in the Aerospace & time-critical sectors. The acquisition will help cement the MWG‘s position as a major player in the Aerospace & time critical sector across Europe while also offering new possibilities to existing MWG customers.

Maurice Ward Group are full trading members of IIFA.

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