Global logistics company C.H. Robinson plans to open a Technology Development Centre in Cork


Global logistics company C.H. Robinson is to open a new base in Ireland to further deliver personalised solutions for shippers and carriers with the industry’s premier technology built by and for supply chain experts. The company plans to recruit more than 30 technology professionals in the next three years to bring those efforts to life.

“The Cork expansion is yet another commitment we are making to investing in our industry- technology as we look to further accelerate the pace of innovation and provide best-in-class technology and services to our customers and carriers,” said Mike Neill, chief technology officer at C.H. Robinson. “The talent and technology community in Cork along with our new managing director Tyler Patterson’s extensive experience in Europe and at C.H. Robinson will be a great match for delivering on solutions that lower shipping costs, simplify processes, drive greater visibility and reliability through data and technology, and increase overall efficiencies for our customers.”

The company has provided fresh product across the world since 1905 and was the foundation behind the creation of C.H. Robinson. Working with growers in 35 countries and serving 50 of the 75 largest North American food retailers as customers, the company has built a legacy as one of the largest produce providers in the world.

The opening of the Cork office follows the most recent expansion of the company’s technology teams in Warsaw, Poland. The teams are part of more than 1,000 technology and analytics professionals located across the globe to ensure that C.H. Robinson’s technology solutions, including Navisphere®- a proprietary, global, transportation management system (TMS)- drive digital connectivity and sophisticated analytics that improve shipping performance for customers and carriers alike.

”Through the spirit of innovation, the technology development centre in Cork will contribute to creating the newest solutions that keep driving the logistics industry forward. At C.H. Robinson, we are actively collaborating with our diverse portfolio of customers to solve their supply chain challenges, and then applying those learnings to benefit all our customers and carriers,” said Tyler Patterson, managing director at C.H. Robinson.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar TD said: ‘I warmly welcome C.H. Robinson’s plan to open a Technology Development Centre in Cork City. This announcement will result in the creation of 30 new IT jobs. There is a strong talent pool in Cork to enable the company to grow and embed its operations in Ireland, and I wish it all the very best for the future.

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