Oakland’s new warehouse for chilled cross-docking services

Coalville, Leicestershire, UK: Oakland International says that it has seen a “significant uplift” in enquiries from manufacturers looking for an effective cross-docking platform for their products since opening a chilled and deep chilled warehouse in Coalville in September 2020.

Oakland International’s distribution director Martin Pearson said: “Along with the storage and picking capability, we were aware that the location of the Coalville site also presented an optimum solution for food manufacturers looking to pick their own orders onto pallets for onward distribution to their UK retailer and wholesaler customers.

“We welcome these enquiries as this volume is entirely complimentary to our site volume distribution operations and the synergies it provides allows us to drive costs down across the supply chain for the benefit of all.”

Oakland plans to install solar panels on the 225,000 sq. ft unit
to make the warehouse carbon neutral as part of the company’s focus on becoming the first carbon-neutral business within its sector.

Pearson added: “Coalville is the perfect solution for anyone re-evaluating their cross-docking transport supply chain, and we welcome the opportunity to explain the benefits of this exciting development.”

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