Seko Logistics is building on a record year of sales in the UK market in 2014 with the opening of a further branch in Felixstowe to support its thriving global freight forwarding and FBS (fulfilment by Seko) logistics operations.
The new office is under the leadership of directors, David Hill and Jamie Harrold, who have both joined SEKO Logistics from Ceva. Seko's network of operations in the UK now extends across eight locations, which also include a new London Heathrow base opened in 2014 and a 152,000 square feet logistics centre to support its omni-channel services for global fulfilment, delivery management, returns solutions and ecommerce development and design.
Keith O'Brien, Managing Director of Seko Logistics, said: "Felixstowe is a strategically important location in the UK and we are confident that David and Jamie will quickly establish a strong presence for Seko Logistics in the region. Our UK business grew by 28% in 2014 thanks to the growth in our business services and branch network and we will continue to open new business units when we find talented, entrepreneurial and ambitious teams of people who want to be part of our exciting future."
David Hill added: "Seko Logistics has an impressive portfolio of products and services and is standing out in the UK market because of its proven track record of offering integrated solutions. We aim to maximise the potential of the offering and continue the Seko trend of exponential growth through client acquisition and integration."
Seko Logistics' year-on-year growth has been accelerated by its investments in a suite of new solutions that support its customers' growth, helps them to open in new markets and provides measureable cost saving opportunities. Last year, Seko Logistics acquired an equity stake in full service ecommerce agency, Red Hot Penny, in its latest move to provide a complete solution for growing retailers. It combines extensive experience in creative design, ecommerce technology and digital marketing with SEKO's global warehousing and fulfilment operations to deliver a truly end-to-end solution for retailers, particularly luxury goods, arts and fashion brands.
Other services developed in the last 18 months include Seko Store Development Services, which delivers project and process management solutions to help expanding retail businesses open stores faster, with greater control and cost efficiency, and increase their sales weeks per store in new markets. This complements Seko Omni-Channel Logistics and its integrated eCommerce and logistics services to fast track traditional "bricks and mortar" retailers into the $1.5 trillion global eCommerce market, one of the fastest-growing parts of Seko's business since its launch in September 2013.
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