Thursday, May 5, 2016

Logistics Group Opens First UK Aerospace and Aviation Centre of Excellence

Historic Site for New Facility
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UK – Logistics group SEKO has opened its first UK Aerospace and Aviation ‘Centre of Excellence’ and where better suited than at historic Farnborough Airport which has borne witness to some of the world’s greatest advances in aeronautical technology. Within the SEKO Logistics network of over 120 offices in 40 countries, there are already Aerospace and Aviation centres of excellence in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific and the Cody Technology Park at Farnborough was chosen as the location for its UK team of specialists because of its standing as the home of UK aerospace.

The company portfolio contains a plethora of tools to equip it to deal with all manner of logistics challenges, from its transport management system to the integrated GPS devices running on MySEKO software providing real-time 2D, 3D, road, aerial or ‘bird’s eye’ tracking of cargo. The group global Aerospace and Aviation headquarters is in Dallas, the second largest aerospace market in the world and the company is able to provide full support for customs compliance and export licenses, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), in accordance with the latest international regulations. Dean Townsend, Director of SEKO Logistics, said:

“This expansion is part of our commitment to customers in the Aerospace and Aviation sector and also reflects the strong growth forecast for the industry over the next 5-7 years. Aerospace and Aviation is one of our largest industry verticals and certainly one of the fastest-growing, and we know our combination of logistics and software services are perfectly attuned to the needs of customers in the sector. Our SaaS solutions are unique to SEKO and give our customers total visibility of their assets in the supply chain. All of the vital supply chain information is accessible online and is fast and easy-to-use, eliminating time-consuming paper processes.

“We’ve grown by helping our customers to make the most informed choices. We have Aerospace and Aviation customers that just use our software services to help them manage and grow their businesses as well as clients that also want our full logistics solutions on top of the cost and service benefits of working with SEKO as a carrier-neutral service provider. We are helping to transform their supply chains and making their lives easier by eliminating outdated manual process and enabling them to manage by exception.”

Photo: Dean Townsend, Paul Curd and Dan Jacobs lead the SEKO Logistics team at Cody Technology Park.