C.H. Robinson Worldwide announced today, Aug. 4, that it has acquired certain operating subsidiaries of Transera International Holdings Ltd., a project forwarding company headquartered in Calgary, Canada. C.H. Robinson says Transera is one of the largest privately-owned project forwarders in North America, with annual gross revenues of about $125 million. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Transera, established in 1985, is a nonasset-based global project forwarder providing North American and international transportation of overdimensional and heavy-lift shipments. Transera has 107 employees in eight offices throughout Canada, Dubai, Singapore and the United States. Their customers are primarily in the oil, gas, mining and wind-power industries.
“Transera further expands our international freight forwarding network and brings a greater depth to C.H. Robinson’s existing core capabilities,” says Jeff Scovill, vice president of international for Minneapolis-based C.H. Robinson. “We work hard to find new ways to serve our customers. Transera will give us broader expertise, providing opportunities to grow existing customer relationships and develop new ones. We look forward to combining their employees’ industry knowledge with our network and feel confident we will meet our customers’ growing demand for overdimensional freight shipping. The addition of Transera complements the Robinson team and our desire to place service, relationships and great people at the core of our company.”
Rosemary Marr, founder and chief executive officer of Transera, has significant industry experience and will continue with C.H. Robinson as president of Transera. Paul Pols and Amir Haji, currently on Transera’s senior leadership team, will continue with Transera in similar leadership roles.
“We are very excited to bring our capabilities to Robinson and turn international overdimensional freight shipping into a successful core offering for Robinson’s current and future customers,” Marr says. “Robinson’s employees have a history of striving to provide strategic solutions for their customers, aligning well with the Transera culture. We look forward to growing and expanding our opportunities together.”