Oakland International and Jungheinrich UK have announced a long-term contract that will combine cutting edge technology and optimised processes to deliver business and environmental advantages across Oakland’s supply chain operations.
Specialist in food distribution and logistics, multi temperature supply chain operator Oakland agreed the contract with Jungheinrich, a material handling and intralogistics solutions expert, to place leading edge technology at the heart of its operations.
Oakland Business Unit Director at Corby, Lee Whiting, commented: “We’re delighted to be working in collaboration with Jungheinrich. We both have complementary qualities with Jungheinrich’s intralogistics expertise, offering Oakland the opportunity to fully optimise location positioning and reduce our carbon footprint through reduced battery cycles and charging optimisation.
“Our alliance signals long-term relationship stability with proven reliability and service and is exceptional to anything else currently in the marketplace.”
The partnership will support the growth at Oakland’s Corby site, from 6000 pallets to 15000 pallet capability, and together with freezer investment has opened new business opportunities and contracts.
Steve Richmond, Director – Logistics Systems, Jungheinrich UK, added: “To cater to the rising number of temperature sensitive products entering the supply chain, Oakland required a multi-temperature storage facility that was fully optimised for maximum capacity and operational efficiency. We are pleased to be working with Oakland to provide a complete, bespoke mobile racking and material handling solution that will ensure those demands are met, both now and in the future. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with Oakland and to supporting their continued growth.”
Oakland International’s key focus is to add value to its customers and partners and operates site and facilities in the UK, Ireland and has a partner in Spain, and is a leading expert at reducing food losses in the supply chain due to load contamination.
About Jungheinrich UK Ltd: Jungheinrich UK Ltd is one of the top three leading intralogistics providers in the UK, generating a turnover of over £210 million annually. With a team of more than 800 dedicated and highly experienced employees, operating from seven locations across the UK, Jungheinrich offers the industry’s widest range of intralogistics solutions, high energy efficiency pallet trucks, stackers, counterbalance trucks, reach trucks, order pickers, very narrow aisle trucks, automated guided vehicles, racking and stacker cranes in more than 600 truck variants, new or fully refurbished. All used forklift trucks are industrially refurbished in accordance with Jungheinrich 5-star quality standards at the specially designed Dresden plant in Germany. In addition, Jungheinrich provides an extensive, 500-employee strong, customer service support network and has one of the largest short-term forklift rental fleets in the UK. The company has evolved from a manufacturer of forklift trucks to a full intralogistics solutions provider, excelling in automation, racking systems and warehouse planning, as well as in long and short term rental and financial services.
The company is a division of the Jungheinrich AG Group, which is represented worldwide in 40 countries with its own direct sales companies and in more than 80 other countries through partner companies. Jungheinrich employs 18,000 people worldwide and generated consolidated revenue of €3.8 billion in 2018. www.jungheinrich.co.uk