From rustbelt to high-tech revival

09 / 05 / 2017

SEKO Logistics is taking advantage of the re-shoring of manufacturing in the US by expanding two of its locations in the north-east of the country.

In Syracuse, New York state, it has moved from its former 12,000sq ft facility into a new warehouse ten times the size. The new location incorporates 13 dock doors to expedite collections and deliveries as well as 40-foot high ceilings to give space for high racking systems.

The new premises also include an all-purpose Foreign Trade Zone and warehouse management capabilities as well as cold storage facilities. The building houses 10,000 square feet of cold storage in a 17-feet high, compliant with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules for pharmaceuticals, food and beverages.

SEKO also has long-established and growing locations in Buffalo and Rochester.

In Pittsburgh, SEKO has relocated into a new 30,000sq ft facility – triple the size of its former premises , to meet growing customer demand for its hybrid MedTec and Omni-channel fulfilment operations. It allows SEKO to satisfy customer needs for an omni-channel style of fulfilment within an environment that provides ISO13485 quality management certification for medical devices or FDA regulations.

SEKO chief operating officer, Rick Lee, said: “While some logistics companies have pulled out of Western New York and Western Pennsylvania, we’re continuing to expand in these markets in order to give our customers the local customer service and account management they need.

"For SEKO, this is an important and growing region in North America and we’re working with customers in a wide range of industries, including the Medical, Automotive, Industrial, and Technology sectors."

He added: “With the increase in re-shoring happening in Western New York and the resurgence of Pittsburgh as a Medical and High Tech hub, our expansion has also enabled us to offer new recruitment opportunities within both our customs brokerage and warehouse operations.

"As we have also demonstrated in other key US markets such as California, we are ready to invest in to provide the solutions our customers need and to prove we’re there to support them in the long-term.”