Proteus Customer Oakland International expands into Ireland

Oakland International, a UK based multi temperature supply chain specialist and Southern Ireland transport operator, Brian Caffrey International Limited, have brokered a deal that is seeing Irish and UK producers reaping the rewards of an extended Irish/UK transport link, which officially launched on Wednesday 27th May 2009.

With a reputation for delivering highly reactive, flexible and customer focused service supply chain platforms, the extension of Oakland’s business model will see their Ireland operation run as a satellite depot to their UK based operations, enabling both companies to extend their existing supply chain service for both Irish and UK suppliers between the UK and Irish retail sectors. The new service will deliver unrivalled lead times, presenting significant cost advantages for producers wishing to deal with UK and Irish retailers direct.

Dean Attwell managing director of Oakland International, commented: “There are significant opportunities within the Irish market to service the retail base with a lower cost, service driven, more reactive and flexible supply chain solution, and we are confident that the Oakland offer will appeal to many current and potential UK exporters who have previously been put off by the high entry cost and perceived difficulties in the order management processes associated with the Irish retail market place. Core to our offer is assistance to Irish producers who similarly want to deal with UK retailers and with whom Oakland is already a respected supply chain partner.” In the planning stage for two years, the new depot will advance both Oakland and Caffrey’s business service offer, and support Oakland’s strategic objective of international expansion. Mr. Attwell added: “We are delighted to announce this new venture between Oakland and Caffrey International, two strong family firms who share ideals and holding the same customer service focus ethos of supporting and adapting to our customers evolving business needs.”

David Gray CEO Proteus Software said, “We are delighted that Oakland International is continuing their business expansion. We have every confidence that the warehouse management system we have supplied to Oakland will easily cope with the increased volumes and processes that the company requires. We wish Oakland International every success in their new venture.”

For further information on Oakland International, the services they provide in the UK and Ireland please contact Dean Attwell MD on +44 (0) 1527 596222 or visit

For further information on Proteus Software and our warehouse management systems please call Linda Rodway on +44 (0) 121 717 7474 or email me on

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