SEKO Logistics is extending its network to Mexico, a move it decribes as “a watershed milestone” and “the most significant stage of the company's global expansion strategy so far.”
In its first phase, SEKO Logistics Mexico will operate from locations in Laredo/Nuevo Laredo, McAllen/Reynosa, Mexico City, Monterrey, Toluca, and Queretaro. Phase two will see this network grow to 20 locations with the opening of further warehouse and office operations.
Explaining the background to the move, SEKO said it was investing significantly in Mexico to establish logistics centres and infrastructure needed to meet growing client demand in the automotive, retail and aerospace industries. This includes the opening of the first facility of nearly 10,000 square meters in the State of Mexico.
SEKO Logistics Mexico will officially inaugurate its new distribution centre located in Ocoyoacac, State of Mexico, yesterday, March 7.
Th company added that this was the first project to be successfully completed under the direction of William J. Wascher, who took over as SEKO Logistics’ chairman last month with a focus on developing strategic initiatives.
Wascher commented: “This is a true milestone in the development of SEKO Logistics and will enable us to provide to clients in Mexico and other countries the unique forwarding, logistics and technology solutions that have successfully driven SEKO’s growth in the 40 existing countries where we already operate.
“The potential for us in Mexico is further enhanced by our network of nearly 60 locations right next door in the United States. Together, we offer the local and international expertise customers require and we are excited by the tremendous opportunities we see ahead.”
Manuel Diaz, newly-appointed Managing Director of SEKO Logistics México, added: “We will offer the scope and quality of services that will ensure best-in-class solutions for our clients, including airfreight and ocean logistics, ground transportation, warehousing and distribution, and customs and compliance within fully-secured environments.
“We are open for business and ready to talk to new customers that want to discuss their requirements and the range of solutions and benefits SEKO can offer.”
Last month, SEKO Logistics announced the opening of its second-largest operation in Europe at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Logistics Park.
The 80,000 sq ft (8,000 sqm) facility doubles the size of SEKO’s previous locations in Amsterdam and brings its entire service offering under one roof for customers using SEKO’s cross-border e-commerce, omni-channel and international transport and fulfilment solutions.