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Oakland adds Dublin space ahead of Brexit

[ October 28, 2020   //   ]

Retail supply chain specialist Oakland International is to increase capacity at its Dublin site by over 60% by January 2021 in preparation for Brexit. It will be the second major expansion in Ireland for Oakland; after launching in Ireland in 2009, in 2018 Oakland moved to the Food Central site close to Dublin airport and the port tunnel.

The latest move will increase capacity from 30,000sq ft to 50,000sq ft warehouse, servicing all major Irish retailers.

Oakland International Director Richard Hill added: “We’ll also be responsible for the building of a total of 80,000sq ft warehouse in Food Central, all thanks to the hard work of our team and their desire to provide a premium service to support suppliers and Irish retailers.”

Oakland is also planning to add a further 30,000sq ft to its collaborative partnership with Agro Merchants, as it prepares for significant expansion of itsd chilled and frozen supply chain consolidation operations for the whole of Ireland over the coming year.

Hill added: “Consolidating customer product into all major retailers, we’re able to 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 through its partner in Spain.