20 January 2015 – Cinco Días
The German company Lidl’s project to build its largest logistics centre in Europe, in the Madrid suburb of Alcalá de Henares, will get underway on Wednesday with the laying of the first stone.
The construction work and commissioning of the new platform, which will open in the summer of 2016, will mean the investment of €70 million and the creation of hundreds of jobs, the company reported.
The project, which the supermarket company announced more than three years ago, will be located on land next to the M-300, previously occupied by Electrolux, which closed its doors in 2011, with the redundancy of 400 workers.
Priority will be given to former employees of the celebrated Zanussi products wishing to work at the logistics centre, under the terms of the commitment that the German multinational company signed when it acquired the facility.
Lidl has three stores in Alcalá and a total of 530 stores across Spain.
In Europe, the chain has almost 10,000 supermarkets, located in 26 different countries and employs 335,000 workers.
Original story: Cinco Días