US Logistics Giant Takes Over Polish Company

Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2012

C.H. Robinson Worldwide has agreed to acquire Apreo Logistics S.A. (“Apreo”), a leading freight forwarder based in Warsaw, Poland.

Founded in June of 2007, Apreo provides truckload services including dry van and temperature controlled and liquid and dry bulk capabilities. To complement their truckload offering, the company also offers additional warehouse, air and ocean services.

Apreo has shown significant growth over the past several years, with current gross revenues over $100 million while servicing more than 2,000 customers. The company has over 300 employees in 21 offices in Poland and one office in Germany.

“This acquisition expands C.H. Robinson's presence in Europe and supports our goals to strengthen our capabilities in our core business and further diversify our modal offering, both of which benefit our European and global customer base,” said Bryan Foe, president of C.H. Robinson Europe.

“We are taking a long-term approach towards Europe and feel now is a good opportunity to increase our commitment to the region,” said John Wiehoff, CEO and chairman of C.H. Robinson. “The agreement to acquire Apreo supports our strategy of making continued investments in our business within the continent.”

The closing of the transaction is conditional on clearance from the Polish Office for Competition and Consumer Protection.

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 37,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 8,700 employees around the world. The company works with 53,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $10.3 billion in 2011.

 

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