15 Oct 2014

Eden Prairie, MN (October 15, 2014) C.H. Robinson announced today that the company has begun operations out of a new, state of the art facility in Corona, CA in order to provide Robinson Fresh® customers with expanded and efficient supply chain solutions.  

The service center has over 187,000 square feet of warehouse space that includes over 135,000 square feet of temperature controlled operations, eight cold rooms with varying temperature zones, 28 docks doors, as well as cutting edge air purification technology and cold chain handling processes. The facility is PTI compliant, PrimusGFS certified, and certified organic.

Robinson Fresh will provide temperature controlled distribution services that support national and regional programs, repack, consolidation, cross dock, forward distribution, and floral services throughout the facility. By centralizing these operations, Robinson Fresh will create just-in-time efficiencies for customers in order to address seasonal surges and capacity strains within the market.

”The Los Angeles service center is an important addition to C.H. Robinson’s robust network of nationwide service centers,” said Ray Griffin, director of global sourcing at Robinson Fresh. “Strategically located operations provide a value-added service that complements our sourcing and transportation expertise and provide a single source solution for customers who seek end-to-end supply chain services.”

With location being a key component to maximizing supply chain efficiency, the Los Angeles service center is in close proximity to multiple retail distribution centers, major U.S. shipping ports, and West Coast metropolitan areas. Robinson Fresh manages seven additional facilities located in Northeast, Midwest, South, and Southeastern areas of the U.S.

“We are positioned to help our customers more efficiently bring their fresh products and dry goods to market,” said Griffin. “The service center provides an accommodating suite of solutions that are customized and supported by a team of supply chain experts.”


About Robinson Fresh®

Robinson Fresh got its start in the produce industry over 100 years ago, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the settlers of North America. Today, Robinson Fresh is one of the largest produce companies in the world and offers the highest quality products. Robinson Fresh packs in many well-known private label and consumer brands as well as a full line of conventional and organic produce through a worldwide network of regional and local growers. For more information about Robinson Fresh, visit http://www.robinsonfresh.com.

About C.H. Robinson

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 46,000 customers through a network of more than 280 offices and over 11,500 employees around the world. The company works with 63,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and has annual revenues of over $12.8 billion in 2013.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.