Lidl’s largest logistics center on a former brownfield space
After a one-year break, when due to the pandemic it was not possible to visit warehouses in the framework of the SEELOG section, this popular element returns to the EASTLOG 2021 congress program. And the organizers of the congress have managed to arrange a truly attractive destination: the new distribution center of the retail chain Lidl near Buštěhrad.
The newly opened warehouse near Buštěhrad is one of the largest logistics centers of this chain in Europe. This brownfield space was formerly used by the Poldi steel factory. The warehouse is located on almost 60,000 square meters and, when fully operational, will supply up to 90 retail stores a day thanks to hundreds of trucks and will employ 500 workers. The load-bearing structure of the warehouse hall consists of 600 concrete columns, and the installed racks can hold up to 47,000 pallets of goods. The warehouse is also interesting in that it works in all temperature regimes (dry, chilled, frozen). The design of the logistics center was characterized by an effort to minimize energy consumption, which includes, among other things, waste heat recovery, use of rainwater, installation of LED lights and a future photovoltaic power plant.
Martin Molnár, Lidl’s managing director responsible for construction, will guide you through the expansive space of the logistics center.
Due to the great interest in the excursion and the limited number of places, there will be a lottery for participants. Conditions for inclusion in the lottery:
- one person from each company;
- registration by Tuesday, September 7 (the sooner you register, the better your chances of getting selected);
- Lidl has the right to approve the participants in the excursion.
If you wish to see one of Lidl’s largest logistics centers in Europe with your own eyes, register as soon as possible at www.eastlog.cz/en/registration/.