SEKO, a global provider of supply chain solutions, recently expanded its Charlotte, North Carolina operation into a larger facility to accommodate customer demand.
SEKO Charlotte is a full service logistics operation and primarily serves North and South Carolina, handling all types of transportation services including domestic and international shipping, customs brokerage, warehouse management and time-definite ground transportation.
The office is on call 24/7 and is located within close proximity to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charleston, SC Seaport and Norfolk, VA Seaport.
The SEKO Charlotte office move was driven by increased customer demands and the need for additional warehouse space after experiencing exponential growth rates year after year.
Opened in 1980, SEKO Charlotte is among one of the original SEKO offices and has been expanding its business and service offerings for the last 27 years in the area.
The office has 35 employees and primarily handles imports and exports of electronic goods, auto parts and warehousing services, providing service to mostly North and South Carolina.
The facility provides warehouse storage capacity of 12,000 sq. feet, doubling its previous capacity, and offers comprehensive warehouse and distribution services utilizing the SEKO Warehouse Management System (WMS).
The SEKO WMS system provides online access to inventory status, shipment release notification and various reporting functions.
Security is maintained with video surveillance, monitored 24/7 and access is controlled with a required authorized key card.
Unauthorized personnel must remain in secured areas unless access is granted to the building by a qualified SEKO employee.
To further meet customer needs, SEKO also operates fourteen units of delivery equipment, primarily consisting of straight trucks and sprinters.
These vehicles are used for local area and long distance pick-ups and deliveries, providing enhanced customer distribution services by enabling greater flexibility in moving freight locally and around the globe.
“Our business continues to grow at about 25 percent per year and we feel we must always keep pace with today’s dynamic marketplace,” says Glenn Maddox, station owner of SEKO Charlotte.
“Not only do we want to grow with new office space, but with new employees as well. Our goal is to continue as a logistics leader in the Carolinas region by continuing to provide customer service that is unmatched by the competition.”
“SEKO Charlotte has contributed a great deal to our Global Logistics Network and they continue to provide exceptional service to our global customers,” says William Wascher, president and CEO of SEKO.
“The office is one of the longest serving stations in our network and represents how a great deal of success can be achieved within the unique independent contractor business model that SEKO prides itself on.”
“After 27 years of successful growth, we readily look forward to its continued success,” he says.