26 September 2016 – Expansión
In Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) on Thursday, the German supermarket chain Lidl opened the first phase of what will be the group’s largest and most technologically advanced logistics platform in Europe. The project will be completed in 2018, when the centre will become fully operational.
With this infrastructure, the company is making a strong commitment to the Spanish market, where it has been operating since 1994. The firm’s total investment will exceed €70 million. Thus, the result will be a site with 61,000 sqm of storage space (45,000 sqm being opened now, plus 16,000 sqm to be added in the second phase), with an automated silo measuring more than 40m tall. This centre will be able to store 71,000 pallets. (…).
With the launch of this first phase of the logistics centre, Lidl has created 100 new jobs. That figure will increase to 275 by the time the platform becomes fully operational in 2018.
Lidl also unveiled its new eco-sustainable store model in Coslada (Madrid) yesterday. It is the most sustainable supermarket in Spain. (…)
Original story: Expansión (by María Sánchez)
Translation: Carmel Drake