C.H. Robinson, Minneapolis, acquired Milgram & Co. Ltd., a Canada-based provider of freight forwarding, customs brokerage and surface transportation.

“Today, we are bringing one of Canada’s most respected forwarding companies into C.H. Robinson,” says John Wiehoff, chairman and CEO of C.H. Robinson. “This acquisition continues our global expansion and marks our third global forwarding acquisition in the past five years. We are extremely proud of the progress we have made in bringing these companies into C.H. Robinson, and Milgram provides another unique opportunity to strengthen our global forwarding and customs brokerage offerings in Canada. We look forward to working with Milgram’s customers to offer our full suite of logistics services to help improve their supply chains.”

Milgram provides customs brokerage and freight forwarding and surface transportation and warehousing services to 3,500 active customers. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Milgram employs approximately 330 employees and maintains six offices in Canada and one U.S. office.

“We are excited to build on our success providing supply chain expertise and execution, refining processes and being an integral part of our customers’ businesses,” says Jay Goldman, president and CEO of Milgram & Co. “We now look forward to collaborating with C.H. Robinson to grow our presence and provide our customers with the opportunity to leverage C.H. Robinson’s worldwide network and world-class service offerings.”

C.H. Robinson’s global forwarding business currently serves five continents and 31 countries, with over 4,000 employees and 125 offices worldwide.

“This acquisition strengthens our ability to continue to serve the world’s shippers and help them meet their global supply chain goals,” says Mike Short, president of C.H. Robinson’s global forwarding division. “Milgram has built a successful business doing things the right way, serving customers and exceeding their expectations. We look forward to bringing their talented team to C.H. Robinson.”

C.H. Robinson will integrate Milgram into its global forwarding division and single global technology platform, Navisphere.