Multi temperature supply chain specialist, Oakland International, has won the award for Best Logistics at this year’s Checkout National FMCG Awards 2011, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin on Friday 21st October.

The awards, held in association with the Irish Daily Mail, are designed to recognise best practice in sales, marketing, sponsorship and advertising and examined areas such as new product development, best-in–class merchandising and sales support, as well as innovation in advertising, marketing and sponsorship by both retailers and suppliers.

Oakland International are relishing their win in Ireland against a strong field of competitors. Oakland International Ireland secured the title Best Logistics Provider/ Third Party Distributor and were chosen by a panel of judges that included some of Ireland’s best retailers.

Oakland International Ireland’s General Manager Richard Hill stated: “We are absolutely delighted and thrilled to be acknowledged in this way.

“Winning the Best Logistics Award is testament to all the hard work and dedication our team continues to put in to this business and the levels of service that we are able to deliver.”

Oakland International Ireland is attracting increasing amounts of interest from the Irish market as well as the UK and Europe, with producers and suppliers seeking to capitalise on Oakland’s extensive retail distribution operations and extended supply chain services to reach the Irish and UK markets. With depots in Ashbourne, County Meath, and near Redditch, West Midlands, Oakland is uniquely poised to support customers of all sizes with their low-cost model.

Richard Hill added: “Offering unrivalled lead times and delivering significant cost advantages for producers wishing to deal with both Irish and UK retailers direct, has been significant in our continued success.  Our customers recognise this, and I’m thrilled that the industry at large now does too!”

Oakland International Limited

Tel: +353 (0) 0835 48 55

UK: +44 (0) 1527 596 222

Twitter: OaklandIntUK

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