Demand increases at Oakland International’s Dublin facility post Brexit


A Redditch logistics company which increased capacity at it Dublin facility by 60 per cent this month, has seen demand rise sharply following Brexit.

With the food and temperature-controlled logistics sector a growing resource in the area, Oakland International‘s warehouse 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 said: “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, it 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.

Richard added: “We are here today thanks to the sheer hard work of our team and their desire to provide a premium service to support suppliers and Irish retailers.”