Hermes gears up for global activity: As of 1st September 2018, Hermes Germany will take over Seko Logistics GmbH with its offices in Bremen and Frankfurt and become its legal successor. All employees of both Sekooffices in Germany will be incorporated into the new structure. Hermes will also become a key partner of the global Seko network.
Seko Logistics is an international forwarding and logistics company based in the USA has more than 120 branches in over 40 countries. The network’s focus is on omni-channel logistics, 2-man-handling-solutions, technology, international air and ocean freight, surface transport, combined transport, demand chain solutions, warehousing and logistics services.
This broadens the international growth potential for the Hermes Group, particularly in view of the key e-commerce markets in the USA, Asia and Europe. Seko Logistics, in turn, will profit from the extensive Hermes distribution network in Europe. With BorderGuru and Seko Omni Parcel, both companies will be bringing start-ups into the partnership that are specialised in cross-border e-commerce solutions.
“We are delighted to have found in Seko Logistics an internationally well-established partner that offers an ideal enhancement of the service spectrum of Hermes. With this acquisition, we will not only create synergy for the entire Hermes Group, the existing customer bases of both companies will also profit from the changes brought about by a broader product portfolio, e.g. in terms of access to fulfilment solutions in the USA, Asia and Europe”, said Stephan Schiller, Managing Director Hermes Europe.
Along with digitisation and customer-oriented, flexible services, the Hermes Group’s focus in 2018 is on internationalisation. By 2020, the Hermes Group, which is a part of the Otto Group, plans to make investments to the tune of approximately EUR 500 million across all of its business units.