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


Customers can use our online booking system here. You'll get confirmation of your booking within the hour.

But 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.


Oak Tree's core business is unloading containers. Our teams get in, finish the job and move out, leaving our customers to focus on more important things.

Because our people are doing this day in and day out they're practiced in the finer points of devanning. We get the job done quickly and accurately, avoiding product damage.

Typically we palletise by product type, shrink wrap and forklift.

Oak Tree handles 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. Call 0508-OAKTREE for a quote.


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

Please call 0508-OAKTREE for a quote.


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.

0508-OAKTREE for a quote.


Oak Tree provides general labourers for work related to the logistics industry with a minimum charge of 4 hours.  
Please call 0508-OAKTREE for a quote.


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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 de-vanning to any company.”

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