News 2012 - EAfrica New Office

SEKO Logistics expands into East Africa with new offices in Uganda and Ethiopia Nov 26 2012

Chicago, USA

Move increases SEKO’s coverage in Africa and strengthens industry expertise in the Energy, Mining and Technology sectors and Infrastructure Projects.

SEKO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, including transportation, logistics and technology solutions, has opened offices in Uganda and Ethiopia.

This latest expansion of its global network is driven by the strong energy, mining and technology industry sectors in Africa, which are core vertical markets for SEKO Logistics.

The new SEKO offices in East Africa offer air and ocean forwarding, project cargo, ground transportation, warehousing, fulfillment and customizable IT solutions. SEKO Uganda and SEKO Ethiopia are deploying SEKO’s global, web-based operating system to provide customers with seamless visibility to their supply chains.

The new locations have been launched by experienced logistics professional Hubert Vermaak, Regional Director East Africa, SEKO Logistics, who has more than 15 years experience working for global companies in East Africa.

Bob van der Putten, Managing Director EMEA Region for SEKO Global Logistics, said: “SEKO has initiated an aggressive expansion strategy in Africa. The addition of offices in Uganda and Ethiopia adds to our existing coverage in Libya, Egypt and South Africa. In addition, SEKO will soon be opening offices in Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, Tanzania, Djibouti and Zambia, making us one of only a few global players with coverage in many of these markets.

SEKO Logistics, which recently became a member of the Netherlands-Africa Business Council, operates a growing airfreight gateway in Amsterdam that provides air consolidation services for EU shippers to the rapidly growing markets in Africa.

“Countries throughout Africa continue to outperform global GDP growth figures with Ethiopia and Uganda representing two of the fastest growing economies,” said William Wascher, CEO of SEKO Global Logistics. “Expanding into Africa has become a strategic competitive advantage for us, especially in the energy, defense, mining and technology industry sectors.”

About SEKO Logistics

SEKO provides a suite of logistics services, which enable its customers to use their supply chain as a competitive differentiator. As a customer centric organization, SEKO is powered by the expertise of its people and its in-house developed, best in class, customizable technology. It is this combination which gives the company its strength.

With over 120 offices in 40 countries worldwide, SEKO's unique local shareholder management model enables customers to benefit from Global implementation experience and expertise across all industry sectors, coupled with vital in-country knowledge and service at the local level. SEKO deploys tailored services to the retail, consumer goods, fashion, apparel, health care, pharmaceutical, aerospace, government, technology, automotive, exhibiting & energy sectors.

SEKO has a flat management structure, with just three layers between the CEO and the customer, making it 'fast on its feet' in delivering solutions that meet customers' exact requirements. This lean and nimble structure enables a decision-making speed and an ability to implement customized solutions which far exceeds that of its competitors.

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