Inside Logistics

CH Robinson buys The Space Cargo Group


March 6, 2019
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MINNEAPOLIS – C.H. Robinson is acquiring The Space Cargo Group. Space Cargo is a provider of international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and other logistics services in Spain and Colombia.

C.H. Robinson purchased The Space Cargo Group for approximately €42 million (approximately $48 million USD) in cash. The acquisition is expected to be accretive in 2019 and will be financed through existing cash.

“The acquisition of Space Cargo advances our strategy of expanding our presence globally,” said Bob Biesterfeld, COO and CEO-elect of C.H. Robinson.

“We look forward to working with Space Cargo’s customers to offer our full suite of logistics services to enhance their supply chains. Space Cargo’s leadership, expertise and strong customer and carrier relationships, combined with C.H. Robinson’s global service offerings and network, will also create more robust capabilities for our customers and add scale to our business.”

Space Cargo is a provider of ocean and air freight forwarding, in addition to providing customs brokerage and other logistics services, to over 2,500 active customers. Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, Space Cargo has approximately 170 employees and has seven offices in Spain and one office in Colombia.

For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, Space Cargo had approximately €74 million (approximately $84 million USD) in gross revenues.

“We are excited to join C.H. Robinson, the best third-party logistics provider, and build on the business we have done together for more than 10 years,” said Jordi Pellice, CEO of Space Cargo.

“We believe this partnership will position us to better serve our customers and promote continued growth by leveraging C.H. Robinson’s worldwide network and diverse service offerings.”

C.H. Robinson will integrate Space Cargo into its Global Forwarding division and single global technology platform, Navisphere.