Over the fifteen years, our business has developed continuesly and changed, and it was time to adapt. INO Networks Group has targeted digitilization in all functions of the company in next five years. As part of its business plan digitilization in the human resource department already completed, and established own software department to speed up digital transformation and increase service quality in customer service, marketing, sales and event departments. The re-branding of the Freight Midpoint International Forwarders Network and the new corporate website have become the first yieds of this process.
INO Networks Group's head office moved to Izmir. It has been serving the industry with a team of more than 20 employees, and the group is continuing to expand with young talents to improve the services.
The head office of INO Networks Group moved from Hong Kong to Türkiye and placed in our lovely city of Canakkale. Re-structuring was started and the core team was built there, and proud to express that the team members who took place in the re-structuring process are today the leader of all operations.
The two global agent networks Freight Midpoint International (FM) Forwarders Network and Overseas Project Cargo Association (OPCA) were established. The FM was established with the idea of providing high-quality, yet affordable networking opportunities to freight forwarders. The 3rd organization, OPCA, which serves to project cargo freight forwarders was established. The OPCA is a premium, global agent network of professional project cargo freight forwarders and logistics companies.
Mr. Kemal KIRIKKANAT created a new business plan and contacted the Invest Hong Kong agency, learned the requirements, determined his points of contact, and began making preparations for the following years. The first Limited Company “INO Ulus. Nak. Org. Ltd. Sti.” was established in Türkiye to reach the corporate body and highest level of quality. The 1st network and the other networks were placed under Limited Company, and today is globally known as INO Networks Group. The business plan was accepted by the Invest Hong Kong agency, and Mr. KIRIKKANAT was invited to Hong Kong to make an investment. This became a new milestone for him. He and his wife migrated to Hong Kong with one-way air tickets. They completed all the requirements and set up their second limited company there. They lived in Hong Kong for years, managing all operations from there for three and a half years. They employed between four and eight employees periodically.
The internships Mr. Kemal KIRIKKANAT (Founder and Chairman of INO Networks Group) made during the 3rd and 4th years of university enlightened his path. A newly university-graduated young man understood the importance of good communication and strong connections in business life. He started to build his career, educated and developed himself with countless courses such as foreign trade specialist, web designer, web programmer, logistics management, and freight forwarding while working in a worldwide known freight forwarding company.
Mr. Kemal KIRIKKANAT who was in his early twenties experienced the cooperation level between freight forwarders, and their relationship with the parties such as exporters, importers, shipping lines, airways, and truckers. He noticed that the business flow between parties is not satisfactory, and freight forwarders are one of the most hardworking and damaged parties during all these periods. Things were getting serious and official. The business plan started to be run! Mr. Kemal KIRIKKANAT launched his first agent network called “Freight Forwarders Family Worldwide Agents Network”, designed the website, and coded the infrastructure. He did marketing, sales, and operation on his own.