Freight News, Logistics

Seko opens Felixstowe centre

[ February 23, 2015   //   ]

Fulfilment specialist SEKO Logistics has opened a branch in Felixstowe to support its global freight forwarding and logistics operations. SEKO’s now has eight locations in the UK, including a new London Heathrow base opened in 2014.

The new office is run by directors, David Hill and Jamie Harrold, who have both joined SEKO Logistics from CEVA.

Managing director of SEKO Logistics, Keith O’Brien, 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.”

Last year, Seko Logistics added 152,000sq ft of logistics space in Milton Keynes for its omni-channel global fulfilment services. It follows the opening of a similar size logistics centre in Northampton last year and the launch last October of a dedicated omni-channel facility in Cranbury, New Jersey, for British retail brands starting out in the US market.

SEKO Logistics also acquired an equity stake in full service ecommerce agency, Red Hot Penny, to provide a complete solution for retailers. It combines extensive experience in creative design, ecommerce technology and digital marketing with SEKO’s global warehousing and fulfilment operations to deliver an end-to-end solution for retailers, particularly luxury goods, arts and fashion brands.

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