SEKO opens its second biggest logistics facility in Europe

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US transportation firm SEKO Logistics has continued its global expansion with the opening of its second largest operation in Europe at Schiphol Logistics Park in the Netherlands.

The new 80,000ft² (7432m²) facility doubles the size of SEKO’s previous locations in Amsterdam and brings its entire service offering under one roof for cross-border e-commerce, omnichannel, international transportation and fulfilment customers.

The Amsterdam operation provides a further distribution channel into Europe for US retailers and will help to spearhead the development of the company’s final-mile and white glove services across the continent.

Equipped with eight docks 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 10,000ft² 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 BREAAM certified, complying with one the world’s leading sustainability assessments.

Bob van der Putten, managing director of SEKO Logistics, Benelux and Germany, said, “We needed this expansion to keep pace with our growth in the Netherlands, which is being driven by client demand for our e-commerce fulfillment, omnichannel 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 US market. This expansion puts us on track to achieve record growth in the Netherlands in 2018 and serve our clients’ growing needs across the European Union.”

February 21, 2018

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