17 Jan 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (January 17, 2018) — C.H. Robinson continues to expand its strategic global footprint with a new global forwarding office in San Francisco. The office will be led by Amy Robinson, general manager, who joined the company in May 2017.  

San Francisco, a leading region for the technology, retail and health care industries, was strategically chosen as the office location as it aligns with the company’s organic growth strategy. California represents the sixth largest economy in the world behind the United States, China, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom; and the San Francisco airport and northern California seaports are among the busiest in the United States.

“This new office demonstrates our commitment to serving customers with boots on the ground in strategic markets,” said Mike Short, president of global forwarding at C.H. Robinson. “The region’s economic growth continues to outpace that of the rest of the country. We are excited about the competitive advantages Amy and the team will deliver to customers in the region and around the world.”

Amy comes to C.H. Robinson after spending more than 12 years with Expeditors International. Prior to that, she served as the regional vice president over sales and operations for the Northwest region at Pilot Air Freight. Amy has more than twenty years of experience in the Bay Area.

“With San Francisco serving as a leader in innovation, it is no surprise that a forward thinking global organization like C.H. Robinson is aligning its teams to focus on expansion,” says Amy Robinson. “I am motivated by the expertise, technology and proven processes our team can bring to Silicon Valley executives.”

A grand opening celebration and trade compliance seminar will be held on Jan. 24, 2018. Shippers and consignees, email TradeComplianceSeminars@chrobinson.com to register.

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About C.H. Robinson

At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our knowledgeable people, proven processes and global technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and Managed Services for more than 113,000 customers and 71,000 contract carriers through our integrated network of 280 offices and more than 14,000 employees. In addition, the company, our Foundation and our employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com or view our company video.