Multi temperature supply chain and logistics specialist, Oakland International, has been selected by Co. Donegal based Island Seafoods Limited to store, pick and distribute the firm’s smoked fish products, via Oakland’s Dublin depot to two major Irish retailers.
As a family owned company based in Killybegs, Co Donegal, Island Seafoods Ltd. has processed various types of fish from farmed salmon and trout, to mackerel, herring, roe and prawns to the European wholesale sector for over 23 years. In the last two years they have been developing a range of smoked mackerel products for the domestic retail sector which they now have listed with a number of retailers.
Oakland International General Manager Richard Hill stated: “‘Island Seafoods Ltd. is an acknowledged frozen and value added seafood producer offering superb seafood products to the retail sector. We are delighted to be working with Island Seafoods Ltd, providing a Dublin facility well placed for ease of access to Irish retailer RDCs.”
Oakland’s seven day operation and established retailer links offers a positive platform for Island Seafoods Ltd. to extend their retail sector market share. An established consolidation and distribution operator, acknowledged for delivering effective crossdocking and storage to an increasing number of Irish retailers, Oakland provides a highly reactive, flexible and proactive supply chain service offer.
Michael O’Donnell, Sales and Marketing Manager for Island Seafoods Ltd, stated: “Being a bulk supplier for over twenty years we lacked knowledge of the logistics involved in supplying retailers in Ireland. Oakland International took this into account and made supplying our retailers the easiest part of the process. Oakland delivers what suppliers in Ireland desperately need, an ideal logistical and storage solution for servicing multiples. We simply couldn’t do it without them.”
A specialist third party supply chain warehousing and logistics operator, Oakland conducts daily chilled distribution schemes for Ireland, UK and European mainline retailers and continues to demonstrate positive growth throughout its Irish and UK operations.
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