Demand Increases at Oakland International’s Dublin Facility Post Brexit
Located at Food Central and adjacent to Dublin airport, Cold Chain Federation member Oakland International’s Dublin facility, which increased capacity by 60% as of January 2021, is now in high demand post Brexit.
With the food and temperature-controlled logistics sector a growing resource in the area, their location offers excellent motorway links and is less than 10 minutes from the Dublin port tunnel, placing Oakland Ireland in the right place and at the right time to respond to growing import/export traffic.
Director Richard Hill commented: “Having moved from our original 9,000sq. ft warehouse in partnership with Mark Caffrey of Caffrey International, to a 30,000sq.ft. purpose-built facility at Food Central in 2018, as of January 2021 we’re now in a 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse and servicing all major Irish retailers.”
Oakland International, a total supply chain solutions specialist, prepared for this busy trading period following the UK’s departure from the EU, and in a challenging trading environment both regarding post Brexit new customs procedures and the constraints of operating during the pandemic.
In addition, they completed a 30,000 sq. ft. extension in their collaborative partnership with Agro Merchants, with Oakland preparing for significant expansion of their chilled and frozen supply chain consolidation operations for the whole of Ireland over the coming year, with contract packing and direct-to-consumer (D2C) solutions alone expecting significant growth by the middle of 2021.
“We continue to invest in our people and our growth strategy, whilst strengthening and building on our successes. Consolidating customer product into all major retailers, we can help and support those who wish to act for themselves, with Oakland ideally located both close to retailers and to the port for imported goods. 2021 provides challenge, but also great opportunity.”
Oakland International is a B2C/B2B specialist in contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and brand development support provider for ambient, chilled, and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK, Ireland and via their partner in Spain. They are also BRC AA accredited, a double Queen’s Award for Enterprise recipient for International Trade and Sustainable Development and are working towards becoming the first carbon-neutral business within their sector.