MEP recognized for its management in the Generation of Value and Impact
The Colombian Association of Private Equity Funds (“ColCapital”) recognized MAS Equity Partners for its Value Generation in OPL Carga. After MEP’s investment, the company redesigned its business plan, focusing on becoming an integrated logistics provider. It reviewed its internal processes and organizational structure, strengthened the information and corporate governance systems, and adopted a Good Governance Code. The Company also restructured its administrative area and implemented new control and monitoring systems to scrutinize costs, expenses and clients’ solvency. Moreover, the company stablished new commercial processes and developed new business lines.
The company created a new Business Area for Integrated Logistics Services (SIL). Through SIL, the company launched its fluvial transport along the Magdalena River, storage and port services, and successfully introduced the refrigerated cargo transport services. Additionally, OPL partnered with the British company Holdtrade Atlántico, to develop and operate the new freight train connecting the Port of Santa Marta and La Dorada, located at the center of the country. The train will have three transfer centers in La Dorada, Gamarra and Santa Marta, thus expanding the portfolio of integrated services while also allowing significant logistic cost savings for its clients.
OPL has become a leading company in integrated logistics services for dry, liquid and refrigerated cargo, providing multimodal services through road, river and rail transport, and complementary services such as storage, port services, urban transportation and container deconsolidating in all the main economic centers of the Colombia territory.