SEKO invests in new airfreight facility near Heathrow

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SEKO Logistics is demonstrating its confidence in cross-border growth of British brands by investing in a new airfreight and omni-parcel services facility close to Heathrow Airport.

Moving into the new 22,000 square foot purpose built location in Egham this month is part of a £5 million-plus commitment to support SEKO customers’ fast-growing international shipment volumes, which include a rapid expansion of e-tailer business from the UK to Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

It also provides additional capacity to manage new business from British brands taking advantage of SEKO’s fulfilment, forwarding and cross-border e-commerce services, and supply chain software.

SEKO chief operating officer – EMEA, Keith O’Brien says: “We are growing organically mainly on the strength of existing customer recommendations as well as our specialist expertise, expanding global footprint and reputation for helping British companies to quickly access the lucrative cross-border eCommerce space, which has been our biggest growth area in the past two to three years.

“This will continue because of the international demand for British brands. Our decision to invest in this new facility close to Heathrow will make the cross-border delivery process even easier for our customers.”

SEKO opened its first UK location in 2003 and now operates eight facilities, including a 225,000 square foot logistics centre in Milton Keynes from where it delivers a full range of omnichannel services for global order fulfilment, delivery management, returns and e-commerce.

With Heathrow gaining government approval for expansion and the UK’s aim to double its export business to £1 trillion by 2020, SEKO says Heathrow will become an even more vital gateway for new cross-border trading opportunities for both British and international businesses.