SEKO triples its footprint in Chicago

SEKO Logistics has opened a global gateway in Chicago, Illinois, marking the latest stage of its transition to a period of acquisition growth as it expands its service offering in the international 3PL market.

Consolidating its Chicago operation into a new facility is in anticipation of a three-fold growth in business in the region in 2019 and will secure SEKO’s operations in the Midwest. The 103,000 sq ft facility combines 17 dock and ramp doors and a five-high pallet racking storage system. The facility will include both a clean room for medical devices and a temperature control section to enhance its White Glove and Omni-Channel Logistics capabilities as well.  

The Chicago gateway houses all of SEKO’s contract logistics, air and ocean freight forwarding and cross-dock operations, white glove and value-added forwarding services alongside the customs brokerage and compliance capabilities used by SEKO’s client portfolio. In Chicago, this now spans global brands to technology-savvy start-ups working in industries including Aerospace & Aviation, Automotive, Energy, Electronics, FMCG, High-Tech, Industrial, Medical, Retail and Tradeshow & Events. 

James Gagne, President and CEO, SEKO Logistics said: “This latest investment in another gateway hub and proximity to the airport is driven by the needs of customers who have chosen SEKO to deliver global solutions. Chicago joins other key cities across our international network where we are bringing all of our global capabilities together under one roof and follows SEKO’s expansion in other major cities such as Los Angeles, New York, London, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.”

Tripling the size of SEKO’s Chicago hub follows its acquisition in January of GoodShip International, the Chicago-headquartered customs broker and freight forwarder. SEKO is building a strategy focused on acquisitions and partnerships that aim to improve its technology, network and services. These latest moves form part of its strategy going forward. The new SEKO Chicago facility will be a cross border e-commerce parcel processing hub for its growing international, domestic and returns parcel solutions.

Source: SEKO Logistics