Chicago-based SEKO Logistics is to open a new centre in Milton Keynes which will serve as the launch location for a new hybrid logistics solution in the UK.
It follows on from the launch of a 250,000 sq ft logistics centre in the town in 2014, which was designed to deliver a range of omni-channel services for global order fulfilment, delivery management, returns solutions and ecommerce for leading retail brands such as Beauty Pie, Knomo, East Clothing, Marks and Spencer, and Birchbox.
As a result of the change SEKO’s fulfillment services in Milton Keynes will be supported by a team of air, ocean and road freight specialists to serve customers in the town and across the UK Midlands region, headed by directors, Paul Balsom and Mark Ronaldson.
Keith O’Brien, SEKO’s Group Managing Director, said Milton Keynes was a prime location for SEKO: “Companies are constantly looking for ways to streamline their businesses and that means more are coming to us to buy our unique bundled services. We give them customisable ‘plug and play’ solutions that are quick to implement and enable brands of all sizes to compete and grow,” he said.
Paul Balsom added: “Unlike traditional freight forwarders, SEKO identified some years ago that our ‘hybrid’ model of fulfillment linked to transportation is the future. We’ve developed our own technology and logistics capabilities so we can support our customers with visibility of all transportation statuses upstream from the vendor, and downstream to final delivery to customers,” he said.
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