MERKA SPEDITION, s.r.o. has been providing the services in the field of the international forwarding and logistics since 1991. Throughout its existence it has successfully aspired to become a trustworthy business partner for customers using freight forwarding and logistic services for their foreign and domestic business activities.
Ever since 1991 we have been 100% Czech owned company
We are the Czech company without any foreign capital building on know-how, experience and reliability. We have been existing in spite of imperfect economic and legal environment (in the beginning) and redundant still inefficient state administration (for over quarter-century until now). We have experienced beginnings of the stormy development without a corresponding regulations level; on the other hand we have been recently overburdened with sharply growing administration requirements and bureaucracy.
We have adjusted our activity to the split up of Czechoslovakia in 1993 and the Czech accession to the E.U. in 2004. We have experienced market fluctuations from deep recession to the massive boom and regardless of external conditions we have been striving for the economic stability with the same number of employees. We therefore - with our microscopic share - contribute to the economy stabilization - unlike subsidiaries of multinational giants, which exploit our labour market with the support of public sources at good times to fire employees later (again with the support of public sources) at the time of the recession.
Currently, we have been facing consequences resulting from the overheated market and the related labour market crisis as well as the payroll boom, we have been witnessing all over around us. We have been often witnessing the deteriorating working morals being in a sharp contrast with growing requirements supported both by media and politically. We have been awaiting the economy cooling down wishing that it occurs as soon as possible - therefore with lower negative impacts.
We have been doing business without any subsidies and ISO certificate
We have not been using any state or so-called European subsidies - we refuse to participate in the system of public subsidies to the private sector. We believe that everyone should manage with his own resources and that subsidies into the private sector deform the market, prioritize subsidy beneficiaries at the expense of others, deteriorate the competition and consume a significant part of labour for their administration. We do not identify with the massive and growing inefficient redistribution of resources by the state and E.U bodies.
We do not have ISO certificates, as we are convinced that we are able to attain a sufficient management system using our own forces without engaging agencies, which have based this their business on this issue. In addition we have noted fundamental system failures with some bearers of the ISO certificates,, which would be absolutely unacceptable in our company.
We care about the environment cultivation and value priorities
We have been trying to contribute to the cultivation of the environment (not only) on the forwarding market, as we have been witnessing growing non-professional and unfair behaviour of a number of its participants. We appreciate our employees and their work. We have been trying to be fair to them throughout our existence. We have been encouraging them to the fair approach to our business partners based on high professional level. On a basis of this we have been building long term business relationships with our customers.