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Woodland Group Expands into the Food and Beverage Industry

Woodland Group Expands into the Food and Beverage Industry
September 01
09:46 2016

Woodland Group, the independent global freight forwarding and supply chain specialist, is expanding into the food and beverage logistics industry in Ireland. Ireland is leading the way in Europe as the largest net exporter of dairy ingredients, beef and lamb in Europe with Ireland exporting €10.5 billion worth of drink and beverage goods in 2015 to 120 countries.

The manufacture of food and drink products is Ireland’s most important indigenous industry with a turnover approaching €24 billion, which explains why it is such an important area for Woodland Group, says Kevin Brady, Managing Director Woodland Group Ireland.

“Ireland’s continued growth in the food and beverage sector is evident in the increasing export volumes. 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. Woodland Group is well poised to fulfill this need with a strong, flexible global network that has the skilled workforce to support our customers fully. Our core values focus heavily on product knowledge, service and operational excellence,” he points out. “Our increasing investment into the food and beverage sector marks an exciting new chapter for the Woodland Group and believe our renowned tailor made solutions will offer clear and meaningful benefits to those involved in the industry.”

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.

Woodland employs more than 550 staff, based strategically around the world, with the technical expertise and depth of industry knowledge to deliver solutions tailor-made for clients. With a turnover of more than £125 milliion, the Woodland Group is one of the largest independent operators of freight forwarding and logistics services in the UK.


Woodland Group, the independent global freight forwarding and supply chain specialists, were joined by England football legend Kevin Keegan to announce its expansion into the food and beverage logistics industry. Pictured (left to right): Kevin Keegan with Managing Director UK, Woodland Logistics  Sean Kirby and Managing Director Ireland, Woodland Group.

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