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Poland: Lidl invests big in its Polish DC structure

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

Discount Retail Chain Lidl Poland's (owned by the German Schwarz Group) recently announced its new distribution center will be located by the city of Bytom, at the border with the city of Piekary Śląskie. The investment is currently at the stage of applications for administrative consent.

As part of the investment, it is planned to:

1. Construction of a warehouse hall with social and office facilities and loading and replacing places in the first part of the project (with an area of ​​approx. 69,500m2)

2. The part of the second part is planned to increase the area of ​​the object to approx. 80,500m2;

Workforce for the new Lidl DC of 400 employees

It is planned that at the operation stage work on the premises will take place 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is estimated that employment will be about 90 office employees and about 300 employees working in the hall.

The designed DC will conduct receiving, storage, picking and shipping the store assortment. The storage will take place on pallets and on standard high storage shelves.

Photovoltaic cells with an electrical power of max. 1500 kW

As part of the analyzed undertaking, it is planned to produce electricity from solar energy using photovoltaic cells with an electric power at max. 1500 kW The cells will be installed on the roof of the designed warehouse.

The total land plot area for the investment is about 253,400m2.

The building area after the implementation of the first stage of construction will be approx. 69,500m2, while after the implementation of the second stage of construction (DC enlargement) will be about 80,500m2.

Lidl's final works before launching its other Distribution Center in Dobroszzyce

In mid-May this year. The discounter reported that construction works in the other new distribution center in Dobroszyce are coming to an end. The first deliveries to stores will leave the center in the second half of 2022.

Ultimately, the facility will supply Lidl Polska stores located mainly in the Lower Silesian Voivodship. The investment will create 300 new jobs locally.

The Lidl Polska Distribution Center in Dobroszyce will be one of the most modern facilities of this type in the network portfolio in Europe. The planned usable area of ​​the new facility is about 68,000sqm.


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