SEKO Logistics Continues Its Global Expansion with Major Investment in Amsterdam
SEKO Logistics is continuing its global expansion with the opening of its second largest operation in Europe at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Logistics Park.
The new 80,000 facility doubles the size of SEKO’s previous locations in Amsterdam and brings its entire service offering under one roof for customers using SEKO’s cross-border eCommerce, Omni-Channel and international transportation and fulfilment solutions. The Amsterdam operation provides a further distribution channel into Europe for U.S. retailers and will help to spearhead the development of the company’s Final Mile and White Glove services across the continent.
This investment increases SEKO’s ability to handle fulfillment for multiple wholesale, retail and eCommerce channels, including reverse logistics and returns. It will satisfy growing demand for the company’s value-added services, which include quality control checking, labelling, re-packing, adding and removing price tags, kitting and light assembly. SEKO also operates cross-dock operations for various customers in Amsterdam.
The bigger location will also support SEKO’s growth across its core industry verticals; aerospace, automotive, energy, government, industrial, medical, retail, technology, and tradeshows and events.
Equipped with eight dock doors and two regular doors for collections and deliveries, the building has a capacity of 5,500 pallet positions and provides over 6,500 storage locations for individual stock units. It also incorporates a 10,000 sq ft high value storage cage and a segregated area for dangerous good shipments.
Strategically-located in the heart of Amsterdam’s logistics community, SEKO’s new facility is also a BREAAM certified building, complying with the world’s leading sustainability assessment method.
Bob van der Putten, Managing Director of SEKO Logistics, Benelux & Germany, said: “We needed this expansion to keep pace with our growth in the Netherlands, which is being driven by client demand for our eCommerce fulfillment, Omni-Channel and cross-border expertise. Given Amsterdam’s importance at one of world’s leading logistics gateways, it is also the right location to lead the planned development of our Final Mile and White Glove services in Europe, using the experience we have already gained in the U.S. market. This expansion puts us on track to achieve record growth in the Netherlands in 2018 and serve our clients’ growing needs across the EU.”