Eden Prairie, Minn.—Nov. 15, 2013—To further expand its European footprint, C.H. Robinson, a transportation and logistics company, opened a new office in Basel, Switzerland.
Located on the borders of Switzerland, France and Germany, the Basel office employs multi-lingual account managers who plan to focus on the customer-facing aspects of the business, including new sales, account management and account operations.
Managing the new office is Ildiko Gergely, a 13-year transportation industry veteran. Gergely started her C.H. Robinson career in the Syracuse, New York office in 2000 and opened the company’s Budapest, Hungary office in 2002.
C.H. Robinson established an initial presence in Europe 20 years ago. Since that time, the company built a network of 52 offices with more than 1,000 employees throughout Europe.
In the last 16 months, C.H. Robinson named Bryan Foe as president of Europe, Gary York as director of sourcing for Europe and Ivo Aris as director of European global forwarding. In addition, the company acquired Apreo Logistics S.A., and opened offices in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey.