EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Oakland International

Oakland International

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Leicestershire CC and Rutland; Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire; East Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Bardon


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52.10 - Warehousing and storage
Number Employed: 600

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-09-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 02-09-2020
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

Oakland International, the UK-based logistics and contract packing company that specialises in chilled and frozen food has announced that it will create 400 new jobs at its new warehouse in Bardon, Leicestershire, with 220 jobs being created by the end of the year.

The company said the new warehouse will be fitted with solar panels in an effort to make the site, and the business as a whole, carbon neutral.

Oakland International has sites in the UK and in the Republic of Ireland. It works with the retail, wholesale and food service markets and its clients include Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Aldi and Lidl.