Supply chain solutions specialist Oakland International is set to increase capacity at its Dublin facility by over 60% as of January 2021, as a Brexit prevention measure, according to the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).
“Having moved from a 9,000sq.ft warehouse to a 30,000sq.ft. purpose built facility in 2018 we are delighted to be expanding again in the New Year when we will be in a 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse, servicing all major Irish retailers”, Oakland International director Richard Hill said. “We’ll also be responsible for the building of a total of 80,000 sq. 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.”
According to the company, Oakland is prepared for the next busy trading period, which will be challenging both regarding Brexit and the pandemic. In addition they are on target to add to this with a further 30,000 sq. ft. extension in their collaborative partnership with Agro Merchants, as Oakland prepares 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 in the first six-months of 2021.