SEKO Logistics has expanded its horizon in China by leveraging its private equity investor – Ridgemont Equity Partners, according to the media. An existing warehouse of SEKO will be expanded with a fulfilment centre in Shenzhen. This refurbished warehouse will provide cross-dock and export services along with climate and humidity controlled zones to fulfil high-value-ecommerce shipments. This increases SEKO’s capacity by 400 percent to 250,000 parcels a day.
SEKO’s Asia Pacific (APac) head office in Hong Kong and China headquarter in Shanghai has seen drastic growth in its China marketplace services. It has staffed 300 people in China and has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Ningbo and collection centres in Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Yiwu and Xiamen serving B2B and B2C clients.
The new expansion will accommodate new staff to serve SEKO’s Value Added Freight Forwarding (VAFF) clients. A statement by the company said that the move will be made based on SEKO’s successful air and ocean freight growth to and from China, which saw a cumulative 20 percent increase in the previous year. A strong B2B demand is expected to be supported by SEKO for its VAFF services. The outsets of office locations and additional employment drive follow SEKO’s major contract wins in 2020.
The capacity has doubled at its showcase omnichannel fulfilment centre in Hong Kong to 200,000 sqft with dedicated areas for VAFF services including ocean freight consolidation services in China, expedited ocean freight, sea/ air services, air charters and origin freight management services.
Anthony Barnes, SEKO’s APac Chief Operating Officer told the media, “We are increasing our ability to help customers who want their product to be fulfilled in Hong Kong to cater to online orders in China and Asia. Ultimately, we are building a model to vertically integrate all services, from online order to home, or out of home deliveries.”