Supply chain and distribution specialist, Oakland International, will showcase its array of value added services on Stand P150 at the Food & Drink Expo at the NEC Birmingham from 16-18 April 2018.
With a comprehensive multi temperature supply chain solutions, Oakland International has recently opened two new hubs; a purpose-built facility located within Ireland’s national food park, FoodCentral in Dublin, replicating more closely its UK counterpart offering food tempering and product rework, as well as expansion of its UK operations with a new chilled distribution facility sited in Corby to complement their Redditch operation and support future growth plans.
Experts in distribution and logistics, Oakland has a no-minimum daily order consolidation operation servicing all major RDC’s and works closely with key food brands and retailers across Europe. They also offer Distressed Load Management, a pioneering solution for reducing food losses for customers, loss adjusters and hauliers on distressed loads and which provides a number of environmental benefits; a distressed load is where food safety may have been compromised such as pallets moving in transit, incorrect temperature or clandestine infiltration.
Oakland’s Commercial Director Robert Hardy, a specialist in Customs duty planning and Brexit advisor to the Institute for Government, InterTradeIreland, InvestNI and a registered expert with the EU Commission on matters relating to international trade, stated:
“The Food & Drink Expo is an internationally important trade show linked with Foodex 2018, the Ingredients Show, the National Convenience Show and the Farm Shop & Deli Show, and is an ideal opportunity for us to showcase our range of services including case consolidation, food tempering and BREXIT planning. Attracting over 30,000 visitors, we are expecting to be kept busy as the demand for our range of services and expertise continues to grow.”
A multi-award winner and the holder of two Queens Awards for Enterprise, Oakland International is a BRC double A accredited business and a specialist at providing contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and brand development support for ambient, chilled and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets.