Celebrating C.H. Robinson History

As supply chains continue to grow in complexity, our commitment to success and providing exceptional value is unwavering.

The C.H. Robinson story: Shaping logistics for more than 115 years

Named after our founder, Charles Henry Robinson, C.H. Robinson has evolved from a wholesale produce brokerage house in Grand Forks, North Dakota, into the world’s most powerful logistics platform.

Charles Henry set the foundation for our company culture—be hardworking, flexible, and service-oriented. You can still see these qualities in our values and leadership principles today.

Our focus on meeting the needs of our customers, contract carriers, and suppliers has firmly secured our place as a leader in freight transportation, supply chain logistics, and produce sourcing.

We meet every challenge with innovation, employing the best technology and talented, empowered employees to get the job done right.

Company milestones


C.H. Robinson Company incorporates as a produce broker


C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW) becomes a publicly traded company


American Backhaulers is acquired


C.H. Robinson turns 100 years old


Transera Project Logistics is acquired


Phoenix International is acquired

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Freightquote is acquired

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Milgram is acquired

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Space Cargo is acquired

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Prime Distribution is acquired

Solving supply chain challenges hand in hand with our customers

Our global experts are ready to solve any challenge you are up against. We act as an extension of your team, gaining knowledge on your business goals to help you achieve faster, meaningful supply chain improvements—fast.