C.H. Robinson has opened transportation offices in Prague, Czech Republic, and Bucharest, Romania. The offices highlight C.H. Robinson’s focus on growth in Eastern Europe, following the opening of an office in Bratislava, Slovakia during 2016.
The company named Petra Vlckova as the Prague branch manager who is responsible for leading the office’s growth. Vlckova joined C.H. Robinson from ESA Logistics and GTL Logistics, where she gained experience in full truckload, less than truckload, and project cargo transportation.
“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.”
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.”
Source: C.H. Robinson