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DateThursday, January 28, 2021

C.H.Robinson's Tyler Patterson said 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.C.H.Robinson Opens Cork Tech Hub

Global Logistics and Technology Business to Create 30 Technology Jobs Over the Next Three Years 

Backed by IDA Ireland, C.H. Robinson, the global logistics and technology company, has announced it is to open a new development centre in Cork creating 30 jobs for technology professionals over the next three years.


C.H. Robinson is one of the world’s largest logistics platforms with over $20 billion in freight under management and 18 million shipments annually.


The company has built a proprietary, multi-modal transportation management system (TMS), Navisphere, to deliver personalised solutions for more than 124,000 customers and 76,000 contract carriers.    


Recently promoted Managing Director, Tyler Patterson (pictured), who has been with C.H. Robinson for over 10 years, explained that their technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to their customers’ businesses. ”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.”


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 drive digital connectivity and sophisticated analytics that improve shipping performance for customers and carriers alike.


Chief technology officer at C.H. Robinson, Mike Neill, based at the Company's HQ in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S, said; “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.”

He added; “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.”  


CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan, said: “The announcement today by C.H. Robinson to locate its Technology Development Centre in Cork demonstrates the confidence the company has in Cork and the strong pool of talent available in the South West.  C.H. Robinson’s arrival to Cork is a welcome addition to the established tech cluster in the South West and exemplifies IDA Ireland’s continued effort to win investment for regional locations.  I welcome C.H. Robinson to Ireland and wish them every success with this expansion.”

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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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