Seko, a global provider of supply chain solutions, including transportation, logistics and IT solutions, announced it has opened a new facility in Qatar, in the Middle East. The Seko Qatar office provides both import and export trade, customs brokerage services and serves all of the Qatar Peninsula and surrounding areas. It is situated near the Doha International Airport and the Doha Seaport, and is bordered by the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia.
Qatar is an Arab emirate and is among one of many new Seko office openings throughout the Middle East and Asia that strengthens its global network of strategic partner offices. The Qatar trade zone is an attractive location for businesses as it has become a modern high-growth logistics hub, with many large-scale real estate projects underway, as well as a great deal of investment in technology, education and transportation infrastructure. Additionally, the largest project to ever take place in Qatar, the new town of Lusail, is currently under construction and expected to be completed in 2010. As Seko continues to expand its footprint in this expansive and rapidly growing region, Seko is better positioned to provide unmatched, customizable service capabilities to its customers worldwide.
Seko Qatar owns multiple Seko-logoed vehicles for local deliveries and for use by operational staff. The office also plans to open a brand new warehouse facility in the Qatar industrial area with warehouse management services by the end of 2008. There are 12 employees currently at the station. Vinod Balakrishna Pillai is General Manager and Working Partner for the office. ‘We are excited to expand Seko’s presence in the Middle East with the new Seko Qatar office,’ said Mr. Pillai. ‘We look forward to expanding the office and expanding Seko’s service offerings to customers around the globe. Qatar is increasingly becoming more innovative in its economic and social development, providing promising opportunities for businesses with future growth in mind.’
‘The Middle East, Dubai and now Qatar are rapidly growing logistics regions with many new construction and investment projects currently in progress,’ said William Wascher, President and CEO of Seko. ‘This development makes Qatar a very important player in the global market and will further establish Seko as a global contender in the transportation industry. We are pleased to have established the Seko Qatar team within our global operating network.’