SEKO Logistics to Open New Flagship Facility at London Heathrow
The new facility is part of the company’s confidence in the growth of British brands across the world and in the increased cross-border services that comes with such growth. The new investment coincides with SEKO Logistics UK division about to reach £100 million in revenues for the first time.
Chief Operating Officer for SEKO Logistics, Keith O’Brien has this to say, “We are growing organically mainly on the strength of existing customer recommendations as well as our specialist expertise, expanding global footprint and reputation for helping British companies to quickly access the lucrative cross-border e-commerce space, which has been our biggest growth area in the past 2-3 years. This will continue because of the international demand for British brands. Our decision to invest in this new facility close to Heathrow will make the cross-border delivery process even easier for our customers.”
SEKO Logistics has been operating in the UK since 2003 and now have eight facilities that include a 21,000 m2 logistics center in Milton Keynes that provides omnichannel services for e-commerce, delivery management, order fulfilment and returns solutions for leading UK brands.
Mr. O’Brien further added, “We are extremely confident in the level of global demand for high-quality British brands and will continue to invest to help facilitate their growth. Our hybrid logistics services and the end-to-end supply chain visibility we provide means SEKO customers can focus on fulfilling their sales potential. And, as a customs broker and 3PL, we will also help to ensure they are fully prepared for all eventualities once the full outcome of the UK-EU negotiations is known. This is supported also by the added peace of mind that comes from us working closely with our neighboring SEKO Logistics facilities in Europe, which underpins our ability to manage all customer requirements.”
SEKO Omni-Channel Logistics Commercial Director, Justin Irvine said, “Speed and service drive growth. It is already clear that consumers shop more and have higher cart spends with companies providing consistently higher service levels. And, quite often they are willing to pay to receive a better service once they have confidence in a company’s ability to deliver. This is driving the growth of e-commerce Express or premium shipping options and expectations. It’s now possible, for example, for UK e-tailers to deliver to Asia and Australasia – collectively the largest e-commerce growth market in the world – in 2-3 days for under £10.00. Companies that deploy these increased service levels can expect to see their businesses grow 1.6 times faster.”
Global expansion for SEKO Logistics is gathering pace as they recently opened their second largest European operation in the Netherlands at the Schiphol Logistics Park back in February.