SEKO Logistics is continuing to extend its reach in Europe by opening its own operation in Ireland to serve multinational customers.
Previously SEKO operated in Ireland through an agency partnership but the office and warehouse facility at Dublin Airport, Harristown will enable the company to support existing customers and meet future growth opportunities.
The Irish operation will provide SEKO with a platform to expand further in the retail, high-tech and medical device sectors, which are core customers for SEKO in Ireland and across the globe.
Ireland’s MedTech sector alone has become a major cluster for medical device products globally, with exports of medical devices and diagnostic products representing 8% of Ireland’s total merchandise exports.
The strength of Ireland’s economy and trade make the country the next logical step in SEKO’s strategic investment plan, according to managing director of SEKO Logistics Ireland, Michael Daly.
He says: “Ireland is especially important to UK, European and US brands and that’s why we are investing in our own facility and staff to give SEKO customers in Ireland and around the world the service, technology, visibility and support they need to optimise the potential of this dynamic country.”
Keith O’Brien, chief operating officer EMEA for SEKO Logistics says: “In the last 12 months, we’ve opened major new facilities in London and Amsterdam, entered into a key strategic partnership with Hermes Germany and invested significantly to increase our presence in the US, Greater China and Mexico. This is helping us to keep pace with our customers’ growth in these markets and will continue in 2019 as we proactively seek more opportunities to grow.”