18 Dec 2015

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (December 18, 2015) – C.H. Robinson, a global leader in third-party logistics (3PL), has been named the 2015 Carrier of the Year by the Jel Sert Company as part of their carrier recognition program. The accolade recognizes C.H. Robinson’s approach to working closely with Jel Sert and providing freight transportation and logistics solutions, including outstanding customer service, on-time pick-up and delivery, and ease of doing business.

The award validates C.H. Robinson’s proven approach to meeting customers’ freight needs and is the second time Jel Sert has recognized C.H. Robinson as its Carrier of the Year.

C.H. Robinson designed and executed a Core Provider Program for Jel Sert, which helps the company consolidate freight for just-in-time inventory requirements and creates consistent pricing for every lane in the supply chain. Through the program, C.H. Robinson helped Jel Sert realize significant cost savings.

“We pride ourselves on understanding our customers’ unique shipping challenges and developing tailored solutions that create value throughout the supply chain,” said Ed Celler, Key Account Manager at C.H. Robinson. “We’re honored to win this award from Jel Sert, and look forward to helping the company continue to drive efficiencies and grow its business.”

Based in Chicago, The Jel Sert Company is a leading provider of high quality food products to some of the world’s largest retailers. The company engaged C.H. Robinson in 2006 to stabilize seasonal changes in shipping volume and now handles several of Jel Sert’s largest accounts through dedicated programs.

“We’ve experienced strong growth over the last few years and needed a reliable and dependable 3PL to manage our freight,” said Mike Martinez, Vice President of Distribution at Jel Sert. “C.H. Robinson established itself as our trusted advisor by quickly proving they could handle large amounts of shipments while still meeting and exceeding customer expectations. We use them as an extension of our own traffic department, and this award is a testament to the value they bring to our shipping operations.”

To learn more about C.H. Robinson’s collaborative relationship with Jel Sert, read the case study.

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 13,000 employees around the world. The company works with 66,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $13.5 billion in 2014.

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.   

About The Jel Sert Company

The Jel Sert Company was founded in 1926 and remains one of the few privately held family-owned companies around today. For over 80 years, generations of children and families have enjoyed Jel Sert products which include dessert mixes, drink mixes and freezer bars.