Warehousing and distribution experts, Oakland International, has joined forces with HPP Tolling, Ireland’s first High Pressure Processing (HPP) specialist, to provide manufacturers and producers with a complete food product pasteurisation, packaging, storage and distribution service designed specifically with end retailers in mind.
HPP Tolling’s high-pressure processing offers food producers flexibility to extend product shelf-life by eliminating the need to freeze. Customers benefit from an integrated approach to food packaging, storage and distribution, with the two firms capitalising on this niche gap in the marketplace.
Oakland International general manager, Richard Hill, explains: “Oakland’s practical know-how and broad retailer distribution network together with HPP Tolling as Ireland’s foremost expert within the HPP arena, means stock can be distributed more widely to major retailers across Ireland and the UK, helping both our companies to attract interest from throughout the food and drinks industry who are looking to extend retailer reach.”
George Donohue from HPP Tolling, said: “There are many benefits for both Oakland International and HPP Tolling’s customers. HPP Tolling’s customers can avail of a quality international distribution service with the additional benefit of being able to avail of Oakland’s post packaging service. While Oakland International customers can avail of the services of HPP Tolling to add both safety and shelf life to so many different types of non-dried food products. It’s simply a case of neighbouring companies coming together to produce a “win-win” situation for both organisations and their customers.”
Food distribution chains and the food service industry are benefitting from HPP technology due to improved product safety, reduction in product loss or deterioration, as well as adding to brand value for producers and manufacturers due to its wider geographical market reach and the nature of its extended product shelf life. Oakland’s much sought after logistics solution focuses on innovation to drive business forward, today working with local Irish, UK and European producers and suppliers requiring a cost effective supply chain retail route.
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