C.H. Robinson acquires European forwarder
Third-party logistics company C.H. Robinson has acquired London-based international freight forwarder Walker Logistics Overseas, the company said Monday.
Walker is a global door-to-door logistics company specializing in air and ocean freight, warehousing and courier, with five offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands, C.H. Robinson said in a statement. Walker's customers are primarily in electronics, telecommunications, medicals, sporting goods and military industries, with the majority of its revenues from air and ocean freight.
'Phillip Walker and Brett O'Connor, founders, will remain involved with the company through a transition period,' the statement said. 'Walker employees Steve Buckerfield, managing director of the United Kingdom, Jan Ten Cate, managing director of the Netherlands, and Nick Job, sales director, have significant industry experience and will continue with C.H. Robinson in their existing roles.'
C.H. Robinson operates 27 branches in Europe.
“Walker expands our capabilities in the Asia to Europe trade and strengthens our distribution and gateway capabilities for two key European markets — London and Amsterdam,” said Jeff Scovill, C.H. Robinson vice president.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.