Global logistics company CH Robinson is to establish a new technology centre in Cork and plans to recruit more than 30 technology workers over the next three years.

CH Robinson said the new technology centre will allow the company to further deliver personalised solutions for shippers and carriers with the industry's technology built by and for supply chain experts. 

CH Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. 

With over $20 billion in freight under management and 18 million shipments annually, the company is one of the world's largest logistics platforms.

The opening of the Cork office follows the recent expansion of the company's technology teams in Warsaw in Poland.

"The Cork expansion is yet another commitment we are making to investing in our industry technology as we look to further accelerate the pace of innovation and provide best-in-class technology and services to our customers and carriers," said Mike Neill, chief technology officer at CH Robinson. 

Martin Shanahan, the chief executive of IDA Ireland, said today's news show the confidence the company has in Cork and the strong pool of talent available in the South West of the country. 

"CH Robinson's arrival to Cork is a welcome addition to the established tech cluster in the South West and exemplifies IDA Ireland's continued effort to win investment for regional locations," the IDA CEO added. 

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar said there is a strong talent pool in Cork to enable the company to grow and embed its operations in Ireland.