SEKO Logistics is to open its own operation in Ireland to serve multinational customers in one of Europe’s fastest growing economies.

This latest investment sees the opening of a new office and warehouse facility based at Dublin Airport, Harristown at the start of 2019, which will enable SEKO to support its existing customers and meet future growth.

As SEKO Logistics has expanded its global footprint in recent years, it has invested in new facilities in key markets such as the UK, Hong Kong, Mexico City, New York and Chicago. Driven by the growing number of multinational companies operating in Ireland as well as increased consumer spending, it has also become a prime global trade market for SEKO’s international clients.

In addition, according to the European Commission’s Interim Economic Forecast, Ireland is likely to have recorded the highest GDP growth in the EU in 2018, estimated at 5.6% versus 2.1% for the region overall, making it a prime spot for investment.

Michael Daly, Managing Director of SEKO Logistics in Ireland, said: “The amount of trade in and out of Ireland – accelerated by the strength of the Irish economy and the level of inward investment – makes Ireland the next logical step in SEKO’s strategic investment development plan. Ireland is especially important to UK, European and US brands and that’s why we are investing in our own facility and staff to give SEKO customers in Ireland and around the world the service, technology, visibility and support they need to optimise the potential of this dynamic country. We want to be fully invested here and recognized as a long-term partner.”

SEKO’s Chief Operating Officer EMEA, Keith O’Brien, added: “This is a natural extension of our growth in Europe and across our global network. In the last 12 months, we’ve opened major new facilities in London and Amsterdam, entered into a key strategic partnership with Hermes Germany and invested significantly to increase our presence in the US, Greater China and Mexico. This is helping us to keep pace with our customers’ growth in these markets and will continue in 2019 as we proactively seek more opportunities to grow.”