Hermes Germany will be taking over SEKO Logistics’ German operations, with employees at both SEKO’s Bremen and Frankfurt offices being incorporated into the new structure.
Hermes will become a key partner for the global SEKO network, which has more than 120 branches in over 40 countries, focusing on omni-channel logistics, white glove solutions, technology, international air and ocean freight, surface transport, combined transport, demand chain solutions, warehousing and logistics services.
SEKO says this broadens the international growth potential for the Hermes Group, particularly for key e-commerce markets in the USA, Asia and Europe, while SEKO will profit from the extensive Hermes distribution network in Europe.
Hermes Europe managing director, Stephan Schiller says: “With this acquisition, we will not only create synergy for the entire Hermes Group, the existing customer bases of both companies will also profit from the changes brought about by a broader product portfolio, e.g. in terms of access to fulfilment solutions in the USA, Asia and Europe.”
SEKO Logistics president and chief executive officer, James Gagne says: “We are extremely pleased to have gained a well-established partner in Hermes, one of the largest players on the European parcel and two-man-handling market and a highly efficient provider of supply chain solutions.
“The partnership will blend together the heritage, experience and innovative services of two highly respected logistics companies whilst strengthening our respective global networks and local presence.”