HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM (April 20, 2015) — Expanding operations in one of the fastest growing global economies, C.H. Robinson is now operating out of a fully owned global forwarding office in Ho Chi Minh City, the center and gateway of Southern Vietnam. As a key hub for transportation and logistics in Southeast Asia, Ho Chi Minh City handles about 70% of Vietnam’s total cargo volume.
C.H. Robinson’s increasing involvement in the Vietnam market is part of the company’s aggressive plan to offer expertise on both a local and global scale in key markets across the world. As a country, Vietnam represents a growing economy with significant opportunity for experts in the field of transportation logistics.
“Vietnam is one of the fastest growing Asian economies,” said Andy Wang, president of C.H. Robinson, Asia. “Adding an office in Vietnam gives our Asia network the opportunity to further enhance our growth in this part of the world.”
In addition to offering traditional global forwarding services such as ocean, air, and consolidation, C.H. Robinson will provide customers with domestic supply chain services including surface transportation, warehousing, and customs clearance from the new Vietnam office.
“C.H. Robinson continues to expand and build its business in various parts of the world in order to meet the demands of its customers,” said Tony Tan, regional manager for Southeast Asia at C.H. Robinson. “We are optimistic about future growth in Vietnam and increasing the breadth of services we are able to offer our customers in this region.”
The new office will be managed by Roy Chau, who has served as the sales and marketing manager for C.H. Robinson over the past six years.
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 11,500 employees around the world. The company works with 66,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company with 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.