Woodland Group expands into food and drinks
29 August 2016
Woodland Group, the independent global freight forwarding and supply chain specialist, has announced its expansion into the food and beverage logistics industry.
Footballing hero Kevin Keegan, who helped Woodland announce its latest development, was a special guest of the company at the annual Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF) lunch on Friday (26 August).
The manufacture of food and drink products is Ireland’s most important indigenous industry with a turnover approaching €24 billion. Kevin Brady, managing director, Woodland Group Ireland, said this explains the sector’s importance for Woodland.
In fact, Ireland is leading the way as the largest net exporter of dairy ingredients, beef and lamb in Europe, with Ireland exporting €10.5bn worth of drink and beverage goods in 2015 to 120 countries.
“As global markets present themselves, there is a growing need for competent logistic solutions that can enhance established trade routes and help penetrate emerging markets,” Kevin Brady said. “Woodland Group is well poised to fulfil this need with a strong, flexible global network that has the skilled workforce to support our customers fully.”
Established by Kevin Stevens in 1988, Woodland Group is an independent global freight forwarding and supply chain specialist that provides a full catalogue of logistic options including ocean freight, airfreight, European distribution, value added services, contract logistics, UK distribution, warehousing, fulfilment, 3PL, supply chain management, reverse logistics and Customs consultancy. Currently, Woodland employs more than 550 highly trained staff, based strategically around the world.