CHRobinson LogoAmsterdam, The Netherlands (September 10, 2014) — By opening a new office in Hamburg, Germany, and promoting two new office managers, C.H. Robinson continues to expand its European footprint and solidify its leadership team.

Having joined C.H. Robinson in April 2014, Oliver Schmidt manages the new road transportation office in Hamburg, which focuses on new customer sales and executing road transport services. An industry veteran since 1994, Schmidt developed a comprehensive background in road transport, air, ocean, project cargo, and supply chain consulting while working for large and midsized German logistics companies.

The opening of a road transport office in Hamburg not only provides logistics services to the German market, but also to a broad list of other European countries. The Hamburg office is colocated with C.H. Robinson’s Hamburg global forwarding office in order to serve all kinds of supply chain and project logistics requirements.

In addition to the Hamburg opening, C.H. Robinson has named two new branch managers- Michel Datz and Jochen Mueller- for the offices in Basel, Switzerland, and Düsseldorf, Germany respectively.

Datz joined C.H. Robinson in June 2014 as branch manager of the company’s Basel, Switzerland office. With 30 years of experience, mainly in global forwarding, Datz will continue to develop strong relationships with the customer network in Switzerland, whilst focusing on overall business growth.

Mueller joined C.H. Robinson’s Düsseldorf, Germany office as branch manager in May 2014. Mueller’s transportation career began at TNT in 2001 and includes experience in a variety of sales, sales management, and branch management positions at Fercam Transporte and most recently Gruber Logistics.

“The addition of Oliver, Michel, and Jochen, along with the Hamburg office opening has solidified our commitment to the European region,” said Bryan Foe, president of C.H. Robinson Europe. “Our dynamic office network offers flexible, quality, and reliable service with the local knowledge that customers demand.”

C.H. Robinson has built a network of more than 50 offices with over 1,000 employees throughout Europe to become one of the leading transportation and logistics companies in the region. The company has shown its commitment and investment in Europe by recently opening offices in Innsbruck, Austria, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Istanbul, Turkey. ### About C.H. Robinson C.H. Robinson is one of the leading road transportation and freight forwarders in Europe with a dynamic network of offices across Europe. Since 1993, C.H. Robinson has provided European customers with flexible, quality and reliable service. The company’s motivated, multilingual, and customer-focused employees apply their local knowledge and expertise to every transport challenge and build strong, personalised relationships with the customers they serve.

C.H. Robinson Europe is a subsidiary of C.H. Robinson based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA. Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is one of the largest logistics companies in the world, providing global freight services, logistics outsource solutions, fresh produce sourcing and information services to customers globally, ranging from large, multinational companies to small, local businesses in a variety of industries. C.H. Robinson operates through a network of offices in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit

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