Freight News, Logistics

Seko Logistics is California Dreaming, Business Soars

[ November 9, 2015   //   ]

Despite the much-publicized labor issues at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, William J. Wascher, CEO of Seko Logistics, finds that California is still the place to be given that The Port of Long Beach is the No. 1 seaport in the US and located in one of the key markets in the world.
Accordingly, the company has tripled its warehouse operations footprint in California with the opening of an Omni-Channel Logistics hub in Chino and expansion into a new 200,000 sq. ft. facility in San Francisco. Rapid growth for customers in the retail, solar, high-tech, aerospace and medical industries has prompted the investment, alongside the continued global expansion of Seko’s omni-channel logistics strategy.
“Our customers are experiencing significant growth in California and that’s why we are supporting them with this series of investments to ensure we have the capacity to facilitate their expansion,” says Wascher. “We support air export consolidations for retailers and e-tailers to the Asia Pacific region from Los Angeles and demand for our warehousing, logistics and distribution services for the solar, high tech, aerospace and medical industries out of our California locations is at an all-time high.”
In San Francisco, the new 200,000 sq ft logistics warehouse in Union City takes Seko’s total capacity in the city to nearly 350,000 sq. ft. In nearby Los Angles, the company’s Airfreight Gateway and local warehouse operation has relocated into a new and larger cross-dock and forwarding location. The 82,000 sq ft state-of-the-art unit is over 30% bigger than Seko’s former LAX facility and is close to the port and airport for international air and ocean export and de-consolidation services. Seko’s Home Delivery services are also supported by the LAX operation.
The new Omni-Channel Logistics Hub in Chino is a fully-equipped 117,000 sq. ft. facility and Seko has also opened a new 24,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Riverside to support fast-growing retail customers in the region. The Riverside location also serves the company’s heavyweight Home Delivery customers and provides warehousing for retailers and consumer brands.
In addition, Seko operates a dedicated MedTec hub in Costa Mesa and serves customers out of San Diego, taking its total operations in the State to five facilities in Southern California and three in Northern California.