C.H. Robinson acquires Italian logistics company

C.H. Robinson continues to expand its global footprint with its second acquisition of 2019. The company has acquired Dema Service, an Italian-based provider of European road transportation.

“The acquisition of Dema Service is an exciting milestone for C.H. Robinson and will strengthen our existing footprint in Italy, one of the largest road transportation markets in Europe. We are eager to work with Dema Service’s customers to offer our full suite of logistics services to help improve their supply chains,” Jeroen Eijsink, President of Europe for C.H. Robinson said.

The company recently acquired the freight forwarding group Space Cargo, which expanded C.H. Robinson’s presence in Spain and Columbia.

Dema Service is a privately-owned logistics company providing road transportation services across Europe. Headquartered in Pescara, Italy, Dema Service has approximately 100 employees and three offices located in Italy, Poland and Czech Republic.

“We are excited to join C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest third-party logistics (3PL) providers, and contribute to the company’s strong presence in Europe. Our extensive local market knowledge in combination with C.H. Robinson’s global network will allow us to provide world-class service to customers,” Mauro de Lellis, Co-Founder of Dema Service said.

C.H. Robinson will integrate Dema Service into its European Surface Transportation division and single global technology platform, Navisphere.