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Spain: Aldi will open a new DC in 2024

Discount Retail Chain Aldi Spain (German family owned), which announced that it will open next year its new logistics center, located in the Eucolsa Polygon, next to Sepes and very close to Parc Sagunt I.

Thus, the German discount chain, which has benefited in the last year from an increase in its market share in Spain (1.5%, according to data from the consultancy Kantar), will have operational in 2024 a DC of more than 30,000 square meters of surface that will allow it to manage more than 540,000 pallets per year, in addition to being key to "support the growth of the company in the Mediterranean arc and thus give continuity to its expansion plans in the region," he said in a statement.

The logistics platform will have 27 dry reception docks with 15,000 square meters and capacity for 11,000 pallets; 21 dry shipping docks; and 24 docks for those products frozen or that need refrigeration. In addition, it will have a cold pre-chamber of 2,000 m2, with space for 750 pallets, and a freezing chamber of 2,300 m2, where 2,000 pallets will be accommodated.

This platform will have an investment of more than 15 million and could generate around 120 jobs, as announced by the consistory of the town when granting the Building and activity licenses. Next to this center in Sagunto, the company is also building another logistics center in Miranda de Ebro (Burgos).

Currently, the chain has five logistics platforms in Spain located in the towns of Masquefa (Barcelona), Pinto (Madrid), Dos Hermanas (Seville), San Isidro (Alicante) and Agüimes (Gran Canaria). In total, they add up to more than 170,000 square meters of logistics area, which represents an increase of 45% compared to 2020.

New stores

The company currently has 64 supermarkets in the Region, which places it as the third autonomy with more supermarkets after Andalusia and Catalonia. The staff is around a thousand people.

For this year Aldi plans to open 50 new stores this 2023. Of the new openings planned, the entry into Melilla, in the second half of the year, and the inauguration of new premises in Galicia, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and Asturias stand out. The rest of the openings will be divided, mainly, between strategic areas for the company such as Madrid, Catalonia, Andalusia and the Community, which will concentrate almost half of the growth expected this year although they have not specified the specific number.

The German company closed 2022 with 394 supermarkets in Spain and around 440,000 square meters of commercial space, thanks to the opening of more than 40 new stores. In addition, the company increased its workforce in Spain by 12% and, today, has more than 6,600 people.

See here for more: Aldi Sagunto (Valencia) | Aldi abrirá en 2024 su nueva plataforma logística en Sagunto | Las Provincias

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