AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--C.H. Robinson continues to build upon its commitment to serve customers in Europe by recently opening transportation offices in Prague, Czech Republic, and Bucharest, Romania. These new offices add to the company’s growing footprint in the region.
C.H. Robinson named Petra Vlckova as the Prague branch manager who is responsible for leading the office’s growth. Vlckova joins C.H. Robinson from ESA Logistics and GTL Logistics, where she gained experience in full truckload, less than truckload, and project cargo transportation.
Vlckova believes that having an office in Prague is crucial to developing C.H. Robinson’s overall road transportation services on the continent.
“Many of our existing Czech customers export or import on the Czech-Benelux and West German corridors,” said Vlckova. “I’m excited to join the C.H. Robinson team, leveraging transportation equipment and building relationships with local and regional carriers as we support our current and new customers.”
In the new Bucharest office, Catalin Buretea was named as C.H. Robinson’s branch manager. Buretea has nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. He previously held a variety of sales management positions at Codognotto and Euro Freight GmbH. Prior to that he held commercial roles at Samsung Electronics CEE, and Orange Romania.
“The stable Romanian economy, makes it very attractive for foreign investors to open their business doors in Romania, especially in Bucharest where over fifty percent of headquarters of all industries present in the Romanian market, are located,” said Buretea. “Romania has a lot of highly educated people, with a lot of experience, who I believe, will also add to C.H. Robinson’s competitiveness in the European marketplace.”
“We see Prague and Bucharest as key strategic growth areas,” said Jeroen Eijsink, president, C.H. Robinson Europe. “Economic activity is increasing in these regions, and both Czech Republic and Romania are two of the fastest growing markets in Eastern Europe. The stable economic climate is especially generating considerable growth in the transport sector.”
The opening of the Prague and Bucharest offices, are the third and second recent transportation office openings for C.H. Robinson in Eastern Europe, following the opening of Bratislava, Slovakia in 2016.
Eijsink added: “We strongly believe that our investment in Eastern Europe will enable us to provide the best quality, service and reach for our customers, and will enable us to further strengthen our position in the European transportation market.”
About C.H. Robinson
At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our people, processes and 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 through our global network. In Europe, C.H. Robinson is one of the leading road transportation and freight forwarders with a dynamic network of offices across the region. Our team members in Europe are multi-lingual, skilled at building relationships and focused on serving their customers. The company, our Foundation and our employees contribute annually to a variety of organizations around the world. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com or view our company video.