ALDI expands into SA and WA
- October 15, 2014
- Sophie Langley
German-owned supermarket group ALDI has announced it will begin construction work on its new distribution centres in South Australia in October 2014 and Western Australia in November 2014.
The commencement of construction is the first step in ALDI Australia’s expansion into South Australia and Western Australia residents with the opportunity to discover ALDI’s Smarter Shopping experience, as the Distribution Centre will act as the hub of ALDI’s store network, with up to 120 stores planned for Western Australia and South Australia. ALDI Australia said the combined value of the contracts is over $100 million and will provide significant benefits and work opportunities to local contractors and businesses.
The total project value for ALDI’s Western Australian and South Australian expansion is approximately $700 million. This includes the Distribution Centres, stores and additional infrastructure.
South Australian distribution centre
ALDI Australia has appointed South Australian construction company BADGE as builders for the construction of its South Australian Distribution Centre at Regency Park.
“As one of Australia’s fastest growing retailers, it is essential that we work with high calibre contractors and suppliers who can develop a Distribution Centre at Regency Park that not only meets our stringent specifications and standards, but shares our vision for innovation and efficiency,” said Viktor Jakupec, ALDI Managing Director – South Australia.
“We are proud of our commitment to our suppliers and contractors in Australia, many of whom have enjoyed growth and success as we have expanded over the past 13 years,” Mr Jakupec said.
“The development of our South Australian Distribution Centre and stores under efficient and streamlined processes is integral to delivering the high quality and great value that our customers have come to expect.”
The development is expected to generate employment opportunities for a large number of South Australian construction and administration workers.
Construction on the site will commence from October 2014 and is expected to be completed by October 2015.
“We are pleased to have been selected by ALDI to design and construct this very significant project which establishes ALDI’s presence in SA and forms the basis for their expansion and the distribution of their products locally,” said Jim Whiting, BADGE Managing Director.
ALDI continues to actively seek suitable sites and has committed to several store sites including Seaford Heights, Kilburn, Parafield Gardens, Blakeview, Hallett Cove, Woodcroft, Gilles Plains, Salisbury, Modbury, St Agnes and Noarlunga. The first stores are planned to open by early 2016.
Western Australian distribution centre at Jandakot Airport
ALDI Australia has appointed Western Australian construction company Georgiou Group Pty Ltd as builders for the construction of its Western Australian Distribution Centre at Jandakot Airport.
Construction on the site will commence from November 2014 and is expected to be completed by Easter 2016. ALDI Australia plans to open as many as 70 stores in Western Australia.ALDI continues to actively seek suitable sites and has committed to several store locations in WA including Cannington, Southern River, Halls Head, Kwinana, Rockingham, Australind, South Lake, Joondalup, Camillo, Midland, Mundaring and Ellenbrook. The first stores are planned to open by mid-2016.