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CH Robinson to open tech centre in Cork

[ January 26, 2021   //   ]

Forwarding and logistics company CH Robinson is to open a new technology centre in Cork to deliver solutions for shippers and carriers, particularly in the fresh produce sector of the freight market. It plans to recruit more than 30 technology professionals in the next three years.

It follows the expansion of the company’s technology teams in Warsaw, Poland. The teams are part of more than 1,000 technology and analytics professionals across the globe.

Chief technology officer, Mike Neill, said:  “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. The talent and technology community in Cork along with our new managing director Tyler Patterson’s extensive experience in Europe and at CH 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.”

Irish minister for enterprise trade and employment – and former Tánaiste (prime minister) – Leo Varadkar said: “This 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.”