Erkan de Moree, the newly appointed managing director of MOL Logistics in the Netherlands, said innovation and people orientation will continue to play a major role within the company. Besides continuing with its personal attention, excellent service and customer focus, he envisions the company’s future as sustainable, diverse and appealing to a younger generation.
“We like to lead the way with technical and practical innovations in sustainability and tailor-made solutions. Our customer focus is embedded within our corporate culture, with Japanese elements,” de Moree said. “At the same time, we have always taken good care of our own employees. This is reflected in long tenures that are characteristic of an organization with the character of a family business.”
MOL Logistics (Netherlands) B.V. originated from Wassing, a family business founded in 1919 as a “port and transport company.” The company was known for its innovative forwarding solutions, including road transport, air freight, sea freight and rail transport. In 1990, the company changed its name to MOL Logistics (Netherlands) B.V. and has since continued its tradition of innovation.
Moving forward, the company will focus on new techniques in data management, robotics and the use of business and artificial intelligence within logistics to offer future-proof multimodal solutions.
Aligned with MOL Logistics’ mission to sustain the lives of people around the world and ensure a prosperous future, de Moree believes that fostering understanding and respect are essential to having a happy and successful workforce.
As theologian Albert Schweitzer said: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”