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Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage? We Deliver

Offering tailored Warehousing, Transportation & Freight solutions for ambient, chilled and frozen commodities, our dedicated Food & Beverage teams have the perfect logistics recipe to meet your Food & Beverage supply chain requirements.

Within the sector, we specialise in delivering:

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Dairy
  • Beer
  • Speciality Food
  • Food Packaging

We keep service levels fresh, delivering the hottest solutions to ensure that businesses stay stocked throughout the UK, EU, and USA.

Our teams are dedicated to providing a Food & Beverage journey that is as efficient as possible to keep your supply chain from eating into your profits.

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Food & Beverage

We are here to meet all of your demands when it comes to moving Meat products.

We understand your business needs, and the pressure that comes with moving these commodities and the timely nature of your deliveries.

We deliver:

  • Experienced teams who are fluent in customs procedures
  • A network for excise goods
  • Dedicated account contacts offering you peace of mind and full services
  • Real time tracking of your shipments
  • Customs & Import formalities, and a strong understanding of legislations around products of animal origin, documentation requirements & certification
  • Able to offer Super-Chassis

We are here to streamline your fish delivery solutions, getting our skates on to keep your supply chain moving.

We understand your business needs when it comes to moving fish products, to maintain supply we look to fully utilise trade lanes spanning Canada, Scotland and the Pacific NorthWest.

We deliver:

  • Temperature controlled freight & trucking services
  • Full understanding of all required documentation and expert teams to guide you through any processes
  • Dedicated Teams in the UK, USA & Asia
  • Fluent in all duty advice & import legislations & advice around how suppliers should handle cargo


Key Coverage

Canada

Canada

Scotland

Scotland

Pacific North West

Pacific North West

We aim to be the creme de la creme for moving your dairy goods.

We understand your business needs and the pressure that comes with moving dairy commodities across trade lanes spanning France, Asia, UK and the USA.

We deliver:

  • Customs & Import formalities: Strong understanding of legislations around products of animal origin, documentation requirements & certification
  • Dedicated teams with vast understanding of port health & DEFRA requirements
  • Competitive viable freight solutions
  • Continuous improvement in processes to support your requirements and meet your needs
  • Full online reporting, PO Management, stock control, real time tracking and analytics


Key Coverage

France

France

Asia

Asia

UK

UK

USA

USA

Whether it’s ale, lager or stout, we ensure you don’t go without.

We focus on crafting the right logistics solutions for your beer and understand the pressure that comes with moving brewed goods. Our dedicated beverage hubs in Chicago (USA), Peterborough (UK) and Rotterdam (EU) help to ensure supply across the globe.

We deliver:

  • Full spectrum of support for craft beer – hops, beer, kegs
  • End to end temperature-controlled operations
  • Service Contracts with prime carriers, supported by a full network of dedicated trucks
  • Chilled & Dry warehousing in the UK & Rotterdam
  • Fully excise bonded warehousing
  • Destination storage, pick, pack, re-palletizing, labelling services
  • End to end supply chain: B2B, B2C Distribution networks compliant for supermarkets, Wholesalers & Buyer Hubs
  • Destination storage, pick, pack, re-palletizing, labelling services
  • Keg Repatriation


Case Studies

Colorado Consolidations

Purchasing from multiple suppliers, transit times were making the ability to import from Colorado difficult, and chilled services are very difficult to find.

Solution:

Refrigerated consolidation service out of Colorado.

Benefits:

  • Less qty shipments - Less risk
  • Reduced transit times
  • More cost effective
  • Offers buyer variety to import from various shippers, can trial new brands and expand their brands, the shipper can get their brands into the EU delivering opportunities & solutions for both the shipper and buyer and the market.

Peppers, Tomatoes, Pastries, condiments – if it goes into your fridge or pantry, we've got you covered.

We are passionate about them - ambient, chilled or frozen, we appreciate the pressures faced when moving specialty foods.

We deliver:

  • Chilled, Ambient & Frozen warehousing solutions
  • Temperature controlled / ambient transport solutions
  • Full loads and part loads between UK & Europe
  • Shipping services
  • Dedicated teams for full support and guidance, committed to understanding your business needs.
  • Local collections & deliveries


 

Case Studies

We keep it fresh fast and simple

  • A supplier of high-quality foods with an annual turnover of £115M, serving
  • Food Service – wholesale, contract catering and HORECA channels
  • Ingredients Sales – ready meals, pizza suppliers and the food-to-go sector, as well as exports
  • Retail Grocery – including new product development and marketing of their own brands

What we do

  • An end-to-end solution from manufacturers all over the world
  • Internationally we move over 8 million kgs of freight per annum
  • Regular consultations to address pinch-point areas and reduce levels of cost (e.g. demurrage, especially for the temperature controlled cargoes)
  • Offer full visibility through our online tracking facility, enabling easy reference to documentation of historical and current transactions
  • Dedicated freight and account management teams with the knowledge and expertise to deal with any queries
  • Expert teams offering support services such as Brexit Consultancy
  • Flexible warehousing solutions to suit the clients’ fluctuating demands and offer dynamic solutions as unexpected scenarios arise

How we made a difference

  • Streamlined the buying terms and organised local expertise and on-the-ground solutions in the various countries of origin
  • Implemented effective standard operating procedures in order to manage the flow of information and reduce additional costs
  • Our online tracking facility has enabled the customer to better manage, react and report on their day to day supply chain needs
  • Set up and provided warehousing and distribution channels
  • Offered tailored solutions for ocean, air and road movements

We think outside the box to keep your Food Packaging moving.

We understand your needs and the pressure that comes with moving Food Packaging.

We deliver:

  • Warehousing for long-terms and short-terms requirements
  • Inter depot line hauling
  • Distribution services
  • Full network of dedicated trucks for on time deliveries
  • Dedicated client services
  • Fulfilment services
  • Shipping Services
  • Kitting, barcoding & returns management


 

Case Studies

We deliver

  • A manufacturer of metal packaging for beverages, food and household products.
  • A Company that was founded in 1880, employs 21,500 people worldwide and has a turnover of $29billion USD.
  • A leading beverage can maker with production facilities around the globe.
  • Our customer turns innovation and inspiration into reality.

What we do

  • We deliver an end-to-end solution from manufacturers to final mile all over the world.
  • Internationally we move over 298,800,000 units for this client.
  • Through regular consultations, we continuously drive carbon footprint savings through this customer’s supply chain.
  • We deliver a seamless transportation from port to warehouse using rail services removing thousands of truck movements from the road.
  • Dedicated account management on freight and warehouse services.
  • We designed and built a 195,000sqft warehouse to store over 21,000 pallets and move 200,000 pallets per year to our customer’s customers.
  • We provide UK Logistics and trucking services using Long Semi Trailers meaning every 6th movement is free.

How we made a difference

  • Manage all shipments through our Woodland Online Portal allowing customers to see real time updates and get full 360, digital access to their supply chain.
  • Set up a warehouse which offered state of the art carbon conscious warehouse solutions with Solar Panels, Li-Ion FLTs and a BREEAM AA rated building.
  • Introduced rail services to move containers from port to warehouse reducing carbon footprint by 86% on this leg of the journey.
  • The dedicated warehouse was built close to manufacturing site delivering a JIT solution for deliveries to customers.

 

Woodland Group is with you through every step of the way, ensuring that you receive personalized solutions to meet your requirements.

The dedicated Woodland team goes the extra mile to ensure you receive personalised solutions to suit your requirements.

Our dedicated, experienced staff focus on understanding our customers business and growth goals. Our teams are fluent in the required import procedures, trade agreements and customs, network for excise goods.

You are in good hands.

For full peace of mind we offer:

  • PO Management
  • Trusted Source of Compliance: EMC Registered, Large Movement Gaurantee, CT-PAT & AEO Approved
  • Refrigerated Hubs, chilled & dry warehousing in the UK & Rotterdam
  • Own vehicles to supplement trucking capacity
  • Distribution network in the UK & EU
  • Fiscal representation
  • Real time tracking tracking

We also care about our carbon footprint and can offer you peace of mind that we are well on our way to going green as a business. As part of our climate commitment and the commitment to create opportunity and deliver sustainable supply chains, we strive to do the right thing for our clients, our people, our communities and the wider world.

We have Food Delivery expertise in:

  • Wholesale, Contract Catering & HORECA Channels
  • Ingredients sales for ready meals, pizza suppliers, food-to-go sectors and exports.
  • Retail, Grocery NPD and own-brand marketing.

We go the extra mile for clients of all sizes. Whether you are a small fish operating locally or a killer whale in the wider ocean we are with you every step of the way.

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