Oakland doubles workforce over festive season

Oakland International is effectively doubling its contract packing workforce for the Christmas period.

Contract packing case numbers for the Redditch based operator will peak in the week leading up to Christmas, and in addition to the normal range of contract packed products surging through the company’s warehouses, contract packing employees will handle well over 5,000,000 million packs of fish, party foods and desserts, destined for retailers up and down the UK and Ireland.

Among the festive food this Christmas is a wide selection from finest Scottish smoked salmon, appetisers and salmon crescents to Oriental foods, tempura prawns, dim sum, various prawn selections and pizzas not forgetting the holiday season “must haves” of cheeses and desserts.

Barry Davies, Oakland International managing director , said: “Oakland International is firmly established as an outsourcing contract packing partner of choice, with organic growth in this specialist sector leading Oakland to double its contract packing workforce to support the seasonal demand, having invested and increased its facilities by 100% for the forthcoming year.”