Shanghai, China (February 1, 2016) — C.H. Robinson, a global leader in third party logistics (3PL), has appointed Jack Chang and John Chen as vice presidents of Asia Global Forwarding to provide customers with professional services and efficient supply chain support. Both will report to Andy Wang, president of C.H. Robinson Asia.
The acceleration of globalization is creating abundant opportunities in international trade and making a unified and efficient global supply chain a major driver of competitiveness and market leadership. C.H. Robinson's major service lines in Asia include ocean, air, customs brokerage, project logistics, and warehousing and distribution.
"Asia is an important market for C.H. Robinson, and China is a hub for our business in the region, which is a critical part of our global growth strategy," said Andy Wang. "With proven expertise in logistics, I believe Jack and John will further strengthen our business in Asia, especially in China, and provide strong support to our customers through innovative supply chain solutions in this region."
C.H. Robinson provides highly efficient and value-added services backed by a significant investment in information technology systems each year. Its proprietary, advanced technology platform, Navisphere®, enables round-the-clock online access and status updates. In addition, the company's skilled logistics employees and unified global network help ensure efficient and stable services while managing risks.
"We believe the Asia region, especially China, is full of growth potential and opportunities. China and Asia still occupy an important strategic position in global trade, and the appointment of new executives further demonstrates the great importance we attach to business in this region. With our advantages in our global network, technology, and workforce, we are confident in promoting further development of the logistics industry in China, as well as in Asia," added Wang.
Before serving as vice president of Asia Global Forwarding, Jack Chang held several positions at C.H. Robinson, including director of operations of Asia and general manager of Taiwan. Chang is an expert on import and export compliance, optimization analysis, international finance, and supply chain management. John Chen joined C.H. Robinson as part of the acquisition of Phoenix International in 2012. Chen served as general manager of Phoenix International in Shenzhen and was named general manager of the C.H. Robinson Hong Kong office in 2013.
"Jack and I are excited to expand the reach of C.H. Robinson Asia and work closely with our customers wherever they need us, in addition to growing C.H. Robinson's footprint in Asia as global supply chains continues to evolve. The dynamic market in Asia demands our innovations bring our customers value and allow them to thrive," said Chen.
"Our top priority is continuing to invest in our employees to help ensure they are empowered to execute and meet our customers' needs. As our customers' demands continue to change in the marketplace, our teams in Asia need to continue to not just meet, but exceed, our customers' expectations," said Chang.
Currently, C.H. Robinson has approximately 1,500 employees and 40 offices in Asia, with its operations covering 10 countries. Of those, the company has 18 offices and approximately 1,000 employees in China.
About C.H. Robinson
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 46,000 customers through a network of more than 280 offices and over 13,000 employees around the world. The company works with 66,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $13.5 billion in 2014. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com (global website) or https://www.chrobinson.com/cn/zh/ (for Mainland China)