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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.

Our teams of devanners will travel to you and work to a high standard. We pride ourselves on an immediate response and quick turnarounds.

We have a workforce experienced in the art of devanning, committed to high safety standards, and most have forklift licences.

The fixed-cost-per-container service we provide allows our customers to avoid staff and overhead costs, freeing them to focus on more important tasks.

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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.

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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.

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General Labour

Oak Tree provides general labourers for work related to the logistics industry with a minimum charge of 4 hours.

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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.

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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.