German supermarket chain Aldi has been granted planning permission by West Lothian Council for a £25 million expansion of its distribution centre in Bathgate, Scotland.
Aldi’s growing presence in Scotland has made the expansion necessary, as the chain now has 78 stores across the country.
The investment will pay for a new 196,000 square foot food and chill facility on the site, and the company says that construction will start this year, estimating that the facility should be completed by 2020.
Up to 200 new jobs will be created at the facility once the expansion has been completed.
Richard Holloway, regional managing director for Scotland, said: “We’re investing heavily in Scotland to enable the business to achieve continued growth.
“With particular focus on opening new stores and increasing the number of local producers we work with, we’re confident of expanding our customer base north of the border.
“These new facilities in Bathgate represent a steadfast commitment to Scotland and will enable Aldito deliver significant economic benefit for the local area through investment and increased employment.”
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