Above: SEKO Logistics offices at 1111 Chase Avenue in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
SEKO Logistics has seen voted a ‘2022 Top 10 3PL’ in a survey of thousands of buyers of logistics services in North America, capping a year of record growth, which included their biggest-ever global acquisition and the launch of a new ecommerce business unit.
SEKO was ranked 4th overall in Inbound Logistics’ annual ‘Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards’, based on more than 12,500 votes cast by leading shippers on their experiences of using the transportation, logistics, fulfilment, and supply chain services of hundreds of 3PL providers in the U.S. market.
“The outcome of Inbound Logistics’ Top 3PL survey is extremely important to SEKO Logistics because it reflects what experienced and influential buyers of logistics services are seeing right across the market. Very few companies work with a single 3PL, so, for us, this assessment is a fantastic endorsement of the exceptional talent we have within our organization and how this is applied to inspire and deliver the best logistics outcomes for our very diverse client base,” said James Gagne, SEKO’s President & CEO.
SEKO is in a period of sustained growth, more than doubling in size since 2020 with record year-on-year expansion of their value-added freight forwarding, ecommerce logistics and white glove specialty delivery services. SEKO is continuing to accelerate growth investments, which, in the past 12 months, included their largest acquisition to date of Paris-based Bansard International, a leading global transportation and logistics group present in 17 countries, serving clients in the retail/fashion, electronics, industrial, aerospace, and pharmaceutical industries. Also, the opening of new and bigger logistics and fulfillment centers over this period has seen SEKO’s expansion in Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dublin, a new LAX Campus in Los Angeles, the opening of an omni-channel cross-border fulfillment hub in Japan, and new operations in Vietnam.
In January 2022, SEKO announced their intention to leverage the advantages of their early entry into the global ecommerce market with the launch of a new SEKO Ecommerce business unit with the ambition to grow the company’s international cross-border shipping, global fulfilment, heavyweight last mile, returns and recommerce solutions into a multi-billion-dollar business by 2025.
SEKO also became the launch partner of recommerce specialist RMX Recommerce to provide retail brands with new in-country resale channels to reduce their carbon footprints and bring down the estimated $100 billion annual cost of cross-border returns. Last month, MyFBAPrep became SEKO’s preferred Amazon FBA partner, a deal which gives MyFBAPrep’s client roster of Amazon Aggregators access to SEKO’s global fulfillment warehouses and an additional four million square feet of new warehouse space globally, as well as connections to SEKO’s growing network into Europe, Canada and the Asia Pacific regions.
SEKO’s commitment to tech-driven shipping solutions has also seen the introduction of SEKO Live, a secure, easy-to-use mobile app which enables central resources to resolve last-mile issues – and save the sale on a global scale.
“The most successful companies are those which uphold the quality and integrity of their products and services during strong periods of growth as well as in times of intense market disruption,” commented Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics. “SEKO Logistics is a good example of this and the trust they are building with their clients is clearly reflected in their highest-ever ranking in our annual Top 3PL Excellence Award ranking.”