SEKO opens second logistics facility at Schiphol Logistics Park
February 16, 2018: As part of its global expansion plans across Europe, SEKO Logistics has recently set up its second largest operations at the Schiphol Logistics Park, in Amsterdam.
Located in an area admeasuring 80,000 square feet, the second logistics facility is double the size of SEKO’s previous locations in Amsterdam.
The new facility brings the entire service offering under one roof for customers using its cross-border e-commerce, omni-channel, international transportation and fulfilment solutions.
The new Amsterdam facility has further extended its distribution channel into Europe for US retailers, which will help in expanding SEKO’s final mile and white glove services across the continent.
With this investment, SEKO has increase its ability to handle fulfillment for multiple wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels, including reverse logistics and returns. It will also help in meeting the growing demand for its value-added services, which includes quality control checking, labelling, re-packing, adding and removing price tags, kitting and light assembly.
SEKO also operates cross-dock operations for various customers in Amsterdam.
The bigger location is expected to support its growth across core industry verticals, such as aerospace, automotive, energy, government, industrial, medical, retail, technology, tradeshows and events.
Equipped with eight dock doors and two regular doors for collection and deliveries, the facility has a capacity of 5,500 pallet positions, and offers over 6,500 storage locations for individual stock units.
It also has a 10,000 square feet 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 a BREAAM-certified building, which complies with the world’s leading sustainability assessment method.
Bob van der Putten, managing director of SEKO Logistics, Benelux & Germany said: “We wanted this expansion to keep pace with our growth in the Netherlands, which is being driven by demand for our e-commerce fulfillment, omni-channel and cross-border expertise. Given Amsterdam’s importance as one of the world’s leading logistics gateways, it’s also the right location to lead the planned development of our final mile and white glove services in Europe, using our expertise, which we gained in the US market. This expansion has put us on the track to achieve record growth in the Netherlands during 2018.”