A major Nebraska corporation participating in the governor’s trade mission to China expects to expand its operations there.
Werner Enterprises, the trucking firm out of Omaha, established operations in China 10 years ago and has made an investment in a Chinese trucking firm.
In 2006, Werner Global Logistics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. was formed. It has grown to provide freight forwarding and transportation services to clients in more than 130 countries. In 2014, Werner made an equity investment in a Chinese trucking firm.
Werner Global Vice President Craig Stoffel says the company sees real opportunity in China.
“The economy is a little bit slower than it has been in the past,” Stoffel tells reporters during a conference call with Gov. Pete Ricketts from China. “We’re a very conservative company. So, we’ll take a very measured and careful approach to future expansion, but our commitment is still very strong and we’ll see ourselves growing in the future years here in China as well as other parts of the global network.”
Werner is among the private firms traveling with the governor on his second trade mission to China.
Ricketts praises Werner on its landmark achievement of a decade of operations in China, saying Werner has set an example for other Nebraska companies seeking to expand globally.
The governor’s trade mission is in Shanghai.