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For more than two decades Oak Tree has been a devanning force in Canterbury and Auckland. We are a professional container devanning company that offer opportunities for employment, training and skill development to people who enjoy physical work.


Oak Tree has been providing a fast and reliable container devanning/loading service across Canterbury since 2002.

If you're looking for a new crew, fill out our application from here to start the process. Or, if you'd rather use the phone don't hesitate to call on 03-349-4068 or 0508-OAKTREE.

We look forward to working with you.


Our teams get in, finish the job and move on, leaving our customers to focus on more important things. Because our people are doing this daily, they're practiced in the finer points of devanning. We get the job done quickly and accurately, avoiding product damage.

We handle all sorts of stock, typical examples include: 25kg bags, 50kg bags, various hardware products, beer, wine, assorted drinks, seed, cereals, tissues, air conditioning units, confectionery products, tinned fruit, assorted supermarket products... and anything else that comes our way.

Rates are based on product type.


Oak Tree has teams with expertise in loading containers for export. We handle various products including 25kg and 50kg bags using stacking patterns to maximise space.

Rates are based on product type.

An Oak Tree employee using a power drill, doing general labour for a customer.

General Labour

An Oak Tree employee driving a forklift and smiling on a sunny day

Forklift driving

Most of our workers have forklift licenses and are available for contract forklift work with a minimum charge of 4 hours.

If you're looking for a new crew, fill out our form or contact us today

We have been using Oak Tree services for approximately 6 months now and they have provided an outstanding service.

You have been more than accommodating when we have required specialised jobs to be completed i.e providing hoist drivers for our daily operation. Oak Tree temps that work on our NRM site have for the most been great and fitted in well with our warehouse staff.

Head Office great as they are super efficient with booking jobs at short notice as required on occasion. I would highly recommend Oak Tree devanning to any company.

GINA ADAMS, Distributions Manager Farmlands Co-operative Society Ltd.

We have been using Oak Tree devanning since 2013 for unloading of sea containers from our international suppliers.

They provide a high level of service and have a can do attitude at a very competitive rate. Their staff have an understanding of our requirements and ensure our high standards are met.

I would highly recommend Oak Tree Devanning to any prospective business for their devanning services.

ANDREW TALBERT, Warehouse Manager D&A Marketing Ltd

Oak Tree staff  are on time and they do what needs to be done. We continue to use Oak Tree for our unloading, and I would recommend Oak Tree to others needing devanning. They are very easy to deal with, and the team works well.

ABDUL, Warehouse Manager, Robert Pascoe Carriers Ltd

I have been dealing with Oaktree for many years now and have always found them very good to deal with. They provide a very good business model with easy to use online booking systems and the same consistent staff, creating little to no disruption, fitting in like part of the team.