04 Febuary 2021
Stock demand peaked,
Warehouses in full.
The epidemic, the need for stocking in the supply chain, and the
record growth in e-commerce brought warehouses to 100% occupancy in 2020. The
increase in demand paved the way for new investments. 2021 will be a year of
investment and technological transformation in storage, with a newly established
and fully owned subsidiary making a debt-free acquisition that will create
northern Europe's leading cold chain logistics provider.
With the effect of the pandemic, warehouse capacities reached 100 percent
occupancy in 2020. It is predicted that 2021 will be the year of investment and
technological transformation in storage. The epidemic, the disruptions in the
supply chain, and the rapid rise in raw material prices increased the need for
stocking in the supply chain. As the record growth in e-commerce increased the
demand for warehouses, hundreds of facilities reached full capacity. Online
shopping spending grew by 85 percent compared to 2019, reaching a size of
approximately 250 billion TL. Some companies doubled or even tripled their
capacity in online storage. The e-commerce industry is aimed to reach 400
billion TL in 2021 this year. This means that the need for storage in e-commerce
will increase. Logistics giant speakers in the intermediate storage place for
investment in Turkey Amazon.
Sector representatives emphasize that increasing volumes and the need to meet
demands in the shortest time make technological investments in warehouses
obligatory. State-of-the-art warehouses also take companies one step ahead of
the competition. In the storage area, a significant increase in automation
investments is expected in 2021. Starting from the acceptance of the product,
the systems in which the manpower is minimized and full automation is activated
in the storage and loading processes will come to the fore. Thus, it is aimed to
accelerate the operations and minimize the error rates. The use of robots and
drones in warehouses will also become widespread.