The German supermarket chain Aldi intends to start next month with the construction of a logistics platform in Santo Tirso, in a budgeted project, in the first phase, with about 50 million euros, the local authority revealed, in a statement.
The platform will occupy an area of 160 thousand square meters, of which 40 thousand square meters will fit the built-up area, and is supposed to start operation in “mid-2024”, employing about two hundred workers.
“For the second phase, the Aldi project provides for the expansion of facilities and the creation of another 100 jobs,” says the Santo Tirso Chamber.
The German multinational is “one of the already secured investors” in the expansion of the Ermida business district, as it will operate “two of the five new platforms dedicated to creating industries” in this business.
The Ermida business area corresponds to the territory of the so-called Quinta da Chinesa, whose detailed plan includes an intervention area of 34.8 hectares and will be voted on next Thursday, February 17, at a meeting of the municipal executive branch.
The mayor of Santo Tirso, Alberto Costa, highlights “the estimated value of the global investment in new land for this commercial district is 130 million euros, which represents an extraordinary added value to the economy of the province, with the creation of about 800 jobs.”
The mayor considers that “the interest of large companies in investing in Santo Tirso, such as Aldi, is the result not only of creating the necessary conditions for this, and in this case the creation of distinct business areas, but also of the municipality’s commitment to economic diplomacy and strategic competitiveness.”
(News updated at 16:00)
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