Multi temperature supply chain and logistics specialist Oakland International is to invest around £2.8m in a high-bay extension at its Corby facility. Oakland International Business Unit Director, Lee Whiting commented:
“We needed to identify a site which strategically fitted our core distribution requirements for a number of large UK retailers. Since launching Corby in March 2017 we have recruited and developed a fantastic team, mostly from Corby and nearby Kettering, who have delivered industry-leading service levels for our customers. The confidence in our future recruitment strategy and the proactive support of the Corby council leadership team and reactive planning department has been a great confidence boost, which has played a significant part in our intentions to invest and grow further in the region.”
The extended hub will deliver a multi temperature proposition to the market for chilled, frozen and ambient storage by the end of 2019 and Oakland plan to support the development by recruiting wherever possible within the local area. Oakland International is a BRC accredited business, which encompasses a pioneering Distress Load Management (DLM) service; minimising food waste for customers, loss adjusters and hauliers on distressed product loads and consistently operating a recovery level of around 80% of product.