Lidl's largest warehouse worldwide
The discounter Lidl has opened its largest regional distribution centre. At 111,000 sqm and 0.5 km in length, it could fit three of Lidl’s existing warehouses inside.
The EUR 350 million facility will deliver over 9,400 pallets a day to 150 stores. This compares to its existing distribution centres, which serve 60-80 stores.
It will be the first Lidl GB warehouse to feature automation, helping to store more goods and increase capacity at the distribution centre, which in turn will help create more jobs - up to 1,500. It also features solar panels that are set to generate 2,000,000 kWh of electricity annually. Additionally, all its delivery fleet is fuelled by biogas from food waste. (ah)