Amsterdam, The Netherlands—June 19, 2013—C.H. Robinson Europe opened its new office in Istanbul, Turkey, further continuing its European expansion. Increasing demand for logistics services in the region, and with over 40 universities in the area, presents access to a large and talented workforce. Gokalp Ertugrul, a native of Turkey and with C.H. Robinson since 2006, will lead the new office.
“Returning to Turkey and opening C.H. Robinson’s first office in the country has been a dream of mine,” said Ertugrul. “By providing flexible and personalized logistics solutions, our customers and contract carriers benefit by having access to a team specialized in the Turkish market and located in the country.”
The Istanbul office will primarily offer international road freight services including both full- and less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation modes. With access to one of the largest contract carrier networks in Europe the Istanbul team will look to expand that network by offering a wide range of freight options, quick payment and automated communications.
Through the company’s proprietary technology, the C.H. Robinson Istanbul office provides end-to-end visibility; consistent business processes; and strategy-driven business intelligence on a local level while managing transportation and sourcing activities on a global scale.