REDDITCH logistics firm Oakland International is a finalist in the Supply Chain Innovation Award category of the prestigious IGD Awards 2016.
Oakland was selected for their pioneering Distress Load Management service, whereby they reduce food losses for customers, loss adjusters and hauliers on distressed loads.
A practical service, it gives notable environmental benefits for customers, and is capable of saving up to 80 per cent of produce whilst nothing goes to landfill; to date successfully recovering circa 2000 tonnes of food, with any food waste forwarded to anaerobic digestion plant centres where it is then used for renewable energy.
Managing director Barry Davies, said: “We are delighted to be a finalist in the IGD Awards. Our selection is positive recognition of Oakland’s passion, commitment and desire to embrace new and innovative technologies to ensure we remain competitive whilst reducing food losses significantly for our customers throughout our partner networks.”
The finals will be held in London on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.