Fast-growing SEKO Logistics opens new Amsterdam hub

16 / 02 / 2018

  • Seko Logistics new operation in Amsterdam

    Seko Logistics new operation in Amsterdam

SEKO Logistics has opened a new hub - its second largest in Europe - at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Logistics Park as part of its ongoing expansion.

The new 80,000 sq ft facility doubles the size of SEKO’s previous locations in Amsterdam and brings its entire service offering under one roof, including cross-border e-commerce, Omni-Channel and international transportation and fulfilment services.

"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," the company said.

"This investment increases SEKO’s ability to handle fulfillment for multiple wholesale, retail and e-commerce 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."

The logistics firm said the bigger location would also support growth across its core industry verticals; aerospace, automotive, energy, government, industrial, medical, retail, technology, and tradeshows and events.

The hub is 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.

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.

"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."

Last week, the company revealed ambitious expansion plans, with acquisitions and partnerships on the cards.

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