November 04, 2015: SEKO Logistics 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 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.
William Wascher, CEO of SEKO Logistics, said: "Despite the much-publicized labor issues at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, it is still the number one port in the United States and located in one of the key markets in the world. 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.
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 percent bigger than SEKO's former LAX facility, and is close to the port and airport for 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 covers 117,000 sq ft and the company 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 to five facilities in Southern California and three in Northern California.