Lidl Serbia has begun the construction of a new logistics centre in Lapovo, their second logistics facility in Serbia.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by the director of central services and a Lidl executive, Dragan Cigoja, the state secretary at the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Uros Kandic, and the president of the municipality of Lapovo, Boban Milicic.
Lidl’s second logistics centre will span 57,000 square metres and have a capacity for storing over 35,000 pallet spaces and 130 loading and unloading docks, the company says in a press release.
During the construction, the company will comply with the highest standards of sustainable building through the use of sustainable construction materials, a more efficient use of water and energy and the provision of better working conditions.
Only Serbian construction companies were hired to build the centre.
“Today, we are marking the beginning of the construction of a new, second, logistics centre of our company. This is a considerable investment of around EUR 70 million. The centre will be finished in the next 12 months. In addition to being important for our company, this investment also important for our economy, because we have hired only local construction companies to do the job and the centre will employ close to 250 workers once finished. As a socially responsible company, in addition to economic aspects, Lidl always takes into account environmental aspects as well. One of the things I would like to point out is that the roof of the future logistics center will feature solar panels, which will partially supply the facility with energy,” stated Dragan Cigoja.
The construction of the new logistics centre is a next step in the development of the operations of this company, which recently opened its 50th store.
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